The discovery of the ureter.

definition

The ureter is one of two fibromuscular tubes, 41 to 46 centimetres long, through which the urine passes from the kidney to the bladder[1].

DISCOVERY

The Greek philosopher and polymath Aristotle discovered the ureters around 350 BCE. In his text[2] he describes them as “a pair of stout ducts, void of blood, run, one from the cavity of each kidney, to the bladder.” Here is an illustration[3] and photograph[4] of the ureters:

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discoverer

Here is a bust[5] of Aristotle:

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384-322 BCE

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sources
  1. https://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/ureter
  2. https://archive.org/details/b29012284/page/n4/mode/ 2up, page 127.
  3. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/41403881_A_ Review_of_ureteral_injuries_after_external_trauma
  4. https://www.sciencephoto.com/media/310733/view/ gross-specimen-healthy-bladder-ureters-kidneys
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristotle

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