Vixen: Heinous triumph. It is known that Ancients dissected the living, both human and brute. It was done by the pagan Herophilus on some 600 prisoners. Surgery and cutting exposed to him how blood pulses through arteries and flows through veins.
His contemporaries believed intellect to be lodged in the heart, but with probing experiment, Herophilus fixed wit more properly in the brain. And further, he was amazed to open the secret asylum of the soul.