Thomas Sydenham

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  • Thomas Sydenham
    • Limitations
      • People still believed in bad luck and traditional ideas
    • Factors For Change
      • Challenged traditional ideas as well as the findings of Claudius Galen
      • Relied on observations
    • Main Ideas - Importance
      • Believed in finding out the exact disease so you could cure it correctly
      • Taking a persons pulse
      • Used correct methods of treatment
      • Gave accurate diagnoses
      • Gave the first description of Scarlet Fever
      • Diagnosis of diseases
      • developed the concept of ‘species’ of disease to improve medical  diagnosis
    • Background
      • He was a pioneering doctor
      • Known as 'The English Hippocrates'
      • Lived 1624 - 1689
      • MD
      • Studied: Magdelen College, Oxford Pembroke College, Cambridge and the University of Oxford
        • Studies at Oxford were cut short by the Civil War
    • Publication
      • Observationes Medicae
        • 1676
      • Printing Press allowed his book to spread
        • Johannes Gutenberg
          • circa. 1440
            • Printing Press allowed his book to spread
              • Johannes Gutenberg
                • circa. 1440

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