Medicine through time- The renaissance

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When was the renaissance?
1453-1750
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What artists revolutionised painting?
Michelangelo and Leonardo da vinci
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Did comunications improve?
Yes- The printing press was invented and the empire lead to wide-scale trading
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Could people afford doctors?
Yes- The goverment (Henry VIII) were strong and rich due to trade- so the economy boomed
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What was public health like?
No- Rats, lice and fleas were part of everybodies life due to very poor hygiene on streets
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Who was Andreas versalius?
He was an anatomist and physician born on the 31st 1541 and he wrote the fabric of the human body
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How did Versalius get knowledgeof the body?
He ranssacked cemetries for bodies he could dissect
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What is Versalius most known for?
1536- He disproved galen (muscles wern't attatched to the bone and the jawbone was one bone), 1537- he became professor at padua and allowed students to dissect and in 1543 he published the fabric of the human body
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Who was William harvey?
He trained at Padua/cambridge uni and became James I and Charles I's doctor
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What is William harvey known for?
1616- He calculated that blood couldn't be burned up in muscles and in 1628 he published a book scientifically proving the principle of circulation of blood-ending the belief of Galen's ideas
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When was the great plague?
1665
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How did people try to get rid of the plague?
People preyed to god, killed cats and dogs, used abracadabra charms, wore masks and used herbal remedies
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