Important people in Renasissance medicine

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    • Vesalius
      • Born in 1514 in Brussels Died in 1564
      • In France and Italy where he studied and he saw realistic drawings
        • Artists studied skeletons and cut them up
      • Encouraged to bring ideas to class by dissecting executing criminals
        • Padua University
          • Professor of surgery and had crowded lectures
      • Professor of surgery and had crowded lectures
      • Fabric of the Human Body
        • Proved some of Galen's theories wrong
        • Based on anatomy
        • World's finest artists sketched drawings
      • Inspired many to carry out experiments
      • Proved women and men had same amount of ribs
      • Criticisms meant he had to leave Padua
        • Became a doctor for Emperor Charles V of Spain
    • William Harvey
      • Born in 1578
      • Pushed wires down veins of criminals to show there are valves in brain
      • Measured the amount of blood moved by each heartbeat
      • Wrote book on the movement of the heart and the blood in animals
      • Theories
        • Arteries connected to veins by tiny capillaries
          • Proven when microscope was invented
            • Contributed to science after he died
      • Contributed to science after he died
    • Thomas Sydenham
      • Developed Hipprocates theory
      • Had theories that were used to cure disease
        • Observation
        • Diseases should be classified into groups
        • Every diagnosis and remedy should be chosen correctly
        • Close observation of patients
      • Book: Observations Medicae
        • Published in 1676
        • Showed doctors what to do
          • Had theories that were used to cure disease
            • Observation
            • Diseases should be classified into groups
            • Every diagnosis and remedy should be chosen correctly
            • Close observation of patients

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