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  • 1. Renaissance Medicine By: Marco Caceres
  • 2. The First Studies of Medicine in The Renaissance
    • Medicine was usually dominant by the teachings of the church by more and more physicians found out more stuff about the human body.
    • Most of these physicians read books from Arabic and translated medical text and began to study it in a more scientific way.
    • Andreas Vesalius and Leonardo Da Vinci where the first people to Distinct and draw anatomical drawings of the human bodies.
    • This helped in understanding the human body and its organs a lot better.
    Leonardo da Vinci made detailed drawings from human bodies that he dissected.
  • 3. What They Used to Experiment On
    • The church did not alloy the dissection of ‘God fearing bodies’ so they used to dissect bodies of criminals and sinners.
    • When doctors started to see these dissections they started to learn more and more about anatomy.
    • Sometime the criminals that they dissected were still alive at the begging of the dissection for there punishment.
    When they were experimenting on the human bodies
  • 4. Early Beliefs
    • Most of the Arabic pharmaceutical practices were studied and improved, and medicines like “laudanum" were main to stop or maintain the pain.
    • Most doctors in the renaissance began to explore the spread of deadly diseases. 
    • Many of their discoveries corrected many of the problems errors that had gone and undetected for centuries and were s replaced by paintings.
    Early beliefs of some people
  • 5. There Beliefs
    • During the renaissance the human body was said to be a regarded creation of god.
    • The church use to folly the Greeks ancient rule of the 4 Humors.
    • Sickness is said to be a imbalanced in humor and treatment.
    • Then if you vomited and bleed and it was said to be the 4 humors balancing out again.
    Different people different religions
  • 6. Doctors on the Battlefields
    • Many surgical procedures were modified, especially for the battlefields experiences.
    • Doctors began to experiment with many ways to make the suffering of their patients more ease.
    • A doctor named Amboise Pare revolutionized surgery when he began to use ligatures to stop bleeding wounds instead of stopping them with boiling oil or red-hot pokers. 
    Ambosie Pare doing surgery on the battle field
  • 7. Medicine
    • The most valuable item for man is medicine because without medicine almost the whole world will die
    • One of the physicians in England got a stimulating shad of Italy's new wealth
    • A man named Padua even paid one of them two thousand ducats (dollars) a year to serve as his own personal doctor, while living him free of chare for his private practice
    Some medicines also called herbs
  • 8. Galen’s Ideas
    • During the renaissance the field of medicine made some big strides for medical advances, but some doctors still held tightly to ideas of Galen
    • In many parts,medical progress was spurred on by the appearance in the 14th century of the black death and in the 15th century with the syphilis
    • Neither disease had been known to Galen, and renaissance doctors there were forced to experiment if they wanted to find treatments
    This was one of his pictures
  • 9. De Humani
    • By keeping an open mined and having a eye for detail, the renaissance anatomist improved and also corrected Galens work
    • In 1543 a man named Vesalius Published De Humani Corporis Fabrica ; it was a structure of the human body
    • On the picture he described about all of his findings
    • With the picture was some detailed illustration and text that was accurately woodcut
    • De Humani quickly became the standard human anatomy text of its time.
    This is De Humani Corporis Fabrica
  • 10. Women with Medicines
    • For women in the renaissance era, they had to give birth without any piles that would take the pain of relax you they did it right then and there.
    • For some people (like the rich ones) got medical help by doctors because they were able to afford them
    • While peasants and servants had this special stool that they sat on and had the baby there
    This is the Birthing Chair
  • 11. Work Cited
    • Durant, Will . The Renaissance . Vol. 5. N.p.: Simon and Schuster, 1953. 11 vols. Print
    • Corrick, James A. The Renaissance . N.p.: n.p., 2007. Print.