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1

This era was known for its advancement of knowledge and societal reform and took form amidst the changing landscape of European society.

"The Age of Reason"

A.k.a. The Enlightenment

2

This man was a prosector and wrote "The Seats and Causes of Diseases". He proposed diagnosis, prognosis and treatment should be based in knowledge of anatomy.

Morgagni

3

This man studied under Boerhaave at Leiden and eventually established the University of Gottingen. He wrote "Elements of Physiology of the Human Body".

Von Haller

4

This man was the first to use percussion in diagnosis and referred to a vibration in the lung as a "fremitus". He published the work "Inventum".

Auenbrugger

5

This man was a Scottish anatomist and was a leading physician and OB in London. He wrote "Antomia unteri humani gravidi" (Anatomy of the Human Gravid Uterus).

William Hunter

6

He began as an assistant in anatomy to his brother. He robbed graves to obtain cadavers and was notorious for having stolen a giant's skeleton against his last wishes. He went on to make many contributions to medicine.

John Hunter

7

This physician was the "first heart specialist" and wrote "Essay on Organic Diseases and Lesions of the Heart and Great Vessels". He was the teacher of Rene Laennec

Corvisart

8

This physician coined new medical terms such as melanoma and cirrhosis and also created the first stethoscope.

Laennec

9

Although he did not introduce or discover vaccination, this man is credited for demonstrating its efficacy. He published "Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of Variolae Vaccinae".

Jenner

10

This physician is known for his recognition of hypertension and was a big proponent of "heroic" medicine.

Rush