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How far did medical ideas improve in Renaissance c1350-c1750?

  • The work of Andreas Veslius
  • read Galen's work
  • his dissections led him to discover over 200 mistakes with Galen's work
  • at first, he feared sharing his ideas with others
  • but after confirming his findings, he told others
  • the reaction from most was hostile (horrible)

Why was Vesalius' work important?

  • first person to challenge Galen
  • dissection&experiment proved that there was more to learn
  • successfully challenged


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