She asks for the necklace and Alcmaeon goes back to get it from Arsinoë.
Alcmaeon is considered in the companion chapter on Greek Medicine.
Alcmaeon, the head, for that is the commanding and the principal part of the body.
It led to the death of Eriphyle, of Alcmaeon, of Phegeus and his sons.
Alcmaeon says that a moist warmth in the tongue, joined with the softness of it, gives the difference of taste.
Alcmaeon slew his mother and became in consequence mad and accursed.
However, Alcmaeon's sin was too great for any such cleansing.
Alcmaeon introduced also the doctrine that health depends on harmony, disease on discord of the elements within the body.
Alcmaeon, that they receive their nourishment from every part of the body; as a sponge sucks in water.
The first Greek anatomist, however, who is recognized as such, is said to have been Alcmaeon.
Alcmaeon Alc·mae·on (ālk-mē'ən), fl. sixth century b.c.
Greek physician and philosopher. He was the first known anatomist and probably the first to perform scientific dissections of human bodies.