Renaissance Medicine

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  • Renaissance 1400-1600
    • William Harvey
      • Wrote a book called the 'The anatomical account of the motion of the heart and blood'
      • Dissected live COLD blooded animals(because there blood was slower)so he could see the movement of each muscle in the heart
      • Knowledge about the heart
      • The body has a one way system for blood
      • Calculated the amount of blood traveling through the arteries
      • Used theories form past doctors
    • Andreas Versalius
      • 'Fabric of the Human Body'
      • Opposed Galen
        • The breastbone has 3 parts not 7
        • The human jaw was one bone not two
        • The blood does not flow into the heart through invisible holes in the septum
      • The printing press helped him copy his work and spread his knowledge
      • Background
        • Born 1514, studied medicine in Padua and Paris
        • Born 1578, studied medicine in Cambridge and Padua, worked as a doctor in London
          • William Harvey
            • Wrote a book called the 'The anatomical account of the motion of the heart and blood'
            • Dissected live COLD blooded animals(because there blood was slower)so he could see the movement of each muscle in the heart
            • Knowledge about the heart
            • The body has a one way system for blood
            • Calculated the amount of blood traveling through the arteries
            • Used theories form past doctors
    • Ambroise Pare
      • Background: Born 1510, 20 years as an army surgeon
      • 10 Books on surgery
      • Gun shot wounds: Instead of using hot oil he found his own remedy that worked
      • Used ligatures to stop bleeding
      • Designed and arranged false limbs for injured soldiers
  • Opposed Galen
    • The breastbone has 3 parts not 7
    • The human jaw was one bone not two
    • The blood does not flow into the heart through invisible holes in the septum

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