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History The renaissance

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How far do you agree with the statement, 'The medical renaissance change some aspects of medicine but kept others the same'? The renaissance period did help the study of medicine quite a lot and showed just how much it was needed and how important it was in the study of medicine. By looking back at the dark ages and previous periods of time, we can tell what had changed and what has stayed the same. We can also tell what new discoveries had been made and if they were for better or for worse. During the dark ages and through past periods of time many discoveries were made. Some of these discoveries and theories carried on for many centuries but some were wrong. ...read more.

Middle

Also, for many diseases and for the Black Death people believed that the causes were linked to miasma and the smell. For example; the Black Death in 1348. During this time, the people used to cauterize to heal wounds. Some of these theories were true and found to be correct but some were found to be false and later discoveries were made during the renaissance. The renaissance period showed us new medical ideas after centuries of poor progress. Howether quite a few of the ideas still remained and were yet to be improved. Therefore there wasn't any dramatic change. The renaissance introduced us to new medical specialists including, Andreas Vesalius, Amboise Pace and Harvey. ...read more.

Conclusion

Many doctors began to investigate the spread of infectious diseases. Andreas Vasalius gave the public an insight of how the human body worked and his book 'fabric of the human body' helped many people with their studies of anatomy. So there are many different sides of the argument as to whether the medical renaissance was much help with the development of medicine through time. To conclude, yes I do agree with the statement 'the medical renaissance changed some aspects of medicine but kept others the same' because by looking at the evidence and by taking into account both sides of the argument I can tell that there are aspects of both similarities and differences from the renaissance period and before, and I think that the statement is true and I strongly agree with it. ...read more.

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