Medicine - The Renaissance


The Reformation and The Royal Society

  • New religious ideas callenged authority of the Catholic Church
  • People were still very religious, but the authority of the Church declined
  • In 1660 The Royal Society was established in Britain by educated men who wanted to discuss new scientific ideas based on experiments, observation and recording/communicating the results

New ideas about anatomy

  • Andreas Vesalius proved that many of Galen's ideas were incorrect
  • Vesalius drew the muscles, nerves, organs and skeleton of the human body from dissections
  • In 1543, he published The Fabric of


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