Difference in physician training from 1500 - late 1700s

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Physician training in c.1500

  • Physicians were trained at universities
  • They were taught to diagnose illness by taking case histories and studying the patient's urine
  • Used astrology to help decided on the timing and the treatment
  • Training doctors were mostly based on using books from greek doctors especially Galen and then some Arab Doctors
  • They sometimes learnt by watching disections but they were never aloud to perform them alone but they mostly believed that all the knowledge


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