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When did the physicians realize that knowledge of internal anatomy can help in healing the patient? I know that human dissections were rare until 15-16c. But there were earlier cultures like the Egyptians, who regularly dissected bodies in order to make mummification, but it seems that this did not affected their medicine. I personally study cuneiform texts and in their medicine the larger concept is the belief in external elements (most often demons), who influence the patient.

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