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1

What does the word ‘renaissance’ mean?

Rebirth

2

What ancient writings became popular again?

Greek and Roman

3

Name a famous artist from the period that drew
life like drawings of the body.

Da Vinci

4

When was the printing press invented?

1450

5

How did exploration (travel) help medicine in
this period?

New ingredients

6

What new machinery was developed?

Pump, glass

7

What was the Royal Society committed to?

Experimentation

8

Who set up the society and ironic was also bleed
to death in this period?

King Charles II

9

What was the name of Vesalius’s book?

Fabric of the Human Body

10

When was Vesalius' book published?

1543

11

What was the difference between Galen and
Vesalius’s dissections?

Galen was animals and Vesalius was humans.

12

What did Galen say about the jawbone?

It had 2 pieces

13

What did Vesalius prove about holes in the
septum?

There were none

14

How many parts did Vesalius prove the
breastbone had?

3 not 7

15

Harvey’s book was published in 1628. What
was it about?

Circulation of blood

16

His experiments showed what about the
arteries and veins?

Arteries carry blood away from the heart and veins carry blood to the heart.

17

What did he discover allowed blood to only
flow in one direction?

Valves

18

When did the Great Plague hit London?

1665

19

Give an example of continuity in the way it was
dealt with.

Herbs

20

Give an example of change in the way it was
dealt with.

- Killed cats and dogs
- Isolation
- Searchers
- Watchmen

21

What period of time was Renaissance medicine?

1350 - 1700