Renesass’ medicine

A new scientific spirit developed during the Renaissance, the great cultural
movement that swept across Western Europe from about the 1300’s to the 1600’s. Before
this time, most societies had strictly limited the practice of dissecting human corpses for
scientific study. But laws against dissection were relaxed during the Renaissance. As a
result, thefirst study of the human body began.
During the late 1400;s and early 1500;s, the italian artist leonardo da vinci
performed many dissections to learn more about human anatomy. He recorded hes
findings in a series of more than 750 drawings. Androeas Visalius, a physician and
progissor of medicine at the universite of Padua in Italy, also performed numberous
disections. Veslius used his findings to write thefirst scientific textbook on human
anatomy, a work called, on the structure of the human body. The book gradually replaced
A french army doctot Ambroise Pare improved surgical techniques to such an
extent that he is considered the father of modern surgury. He opposed the commom
practice of cauterizing (burning) wounds with Burning oil to precent infection.

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