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  • Renaissance Doctors
    • William Harvey 1578- 1657
      • Progress
        • Public dissections
        • Said important to investigate
        • Discovered circulation of blood
          • Dissected human corpses, cut open cold-blood animals alive.
        • Proved veins and arteries in one system
        • Proved Galen wrong - Galen said blood made in liver.
        • Encouraged others to experiment.
      • Limitations
        • More knowledge needed before practicality.
        • Couldn't have blood transfusion as blood types not discovered.
        • Galen's ideas used until 1651. Harvey's only used from 1673.
    • Thomas Sydenham
      • Doctor in London in 1660's and 70's.
      • Observed symptoms and treated diseases.
        • Refused to rely on medical books.
      • Believed diseases could be categorised - nature or humour not related to disease.
      • Created new treatments:
        • Airy bedrooms.
        • Light blankets.
        • Cold drinks to treat smallpox.
      • Popularised use of cinchona bark to treat malaria.
    • Andreas Vesalius
      • Limitations
        • Noone got any better.
        • Traditional physicians angry he criticised Galen.
          • Differences Vesalius found due to changes in body since Galen did his work.
      • Progress
        • Lecturer at Padua.
        • The Fabric of the Human Body in 1543.
          • Had detailed drawings of body due to careful dissections.
        • Proved Galen wrong over 300 times.
          • Vesalius showed human was one bone, not two,
        • Anatomy became a central part of medicine.
        • Encouraged people to dissect and challenge old ideas.


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