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Paré, when he was an army surgeon.
The original treatment for a wound in battle was to use a
red hot iron, or boiling oil to disinfect (they didn't know
about bacteria) and seal the wound.
One battle, Paré ran out of boiling oil to use, a mixture of
egg yolk, oil of roses and turpentine. It was very effective
and less painful than the red hot iron and boiling oil.
Vesalius wrote many books on anatomy [aided by the
- "Tablulae Sex" ("Six Pictures") in 1538
- "The Fabric of the Human Body" in 1543
Vesalius also pointed out some mistakes Galen had made,
(eg. Vesalius pointed out that blood doesn't flow through
Printing Press introduced to Europe the septum of the heart.
The printing press was introduced into Europe in 1454 by William Harvey
Johann Gutenberg 15741657 AD
Harvey calculated the amount of blood that circulated
First Printing Press in Britain
around the body every hour, he concluded that there was
too much blood circulating than could be made in the liver
The first British printing press was introduced into (Galen's theory). Harvey then thought that blood is just
Westminster Abbey in 1476 by William Caxton oxygenated and recirculated.
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