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  • Hippocrates-the four humours
  • Galen-built on Hippocrate's work
  • Andreas Vesalius-breastbone has 3 parts not 7,jaw bone is one bone,invisible blood holes in to the heart do not exist
  • William Harvey-proved the heart acts as a pump
  • Ambroise Pare-replaced boiling oil for gunshot wounds with egg yolks, turpentine and rose oil. Used ligatures to stop bleeding (silk thread around blood vessels) and replace cauterising. Also designed false limbs.
  • Edward Jenner- first vaccination (smallpox)
  • Louis Pasteur- germ theory


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