HISTORY 3H03 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Andreas Vesalius, Pharmacology, Marsilio Ficino

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The renaissance has long been considered a critical stage in the development of medicine as a science. Scholars can point to the contributions of andreas vesalius in anatomy and. Paracelsus in pharmacology, as well as the contributions of famous artists such as da vinci and michelangelo to our understanding of the human body. It is highlighted as well the centrality of. Hellenist learning methodologies to renaissance investigations of human anatomy and disease. It"s the tasks of the following two lectures to situate medical knowledge in the renaissance context, highlighting both indications of continuity as well as change in renaissance thinking. Situating medicine in the renaissance context is important, not only for understanding how medicine is practiced as a profession, but also the role of renaissance culture in shaping conceptions of the body and its treatment. After the following two lectures, students will be able to do the following: identify some of the most important contributions of both medieval and classical.

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