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Take a look at Oeuvres and be sure to read the notes left by the Curator.

Please, Read this lovely article regarding the Oeuvres.

Paré prided himself on being a man of science and research. Most of his publications were works that were reflections of a life time of medical research. However, much of his work was based on personal experience rather then what would now be considered proper research methods. There is a great deal of advantage in a medical provider having first hand experience in their field of practice. There is much that a person cannot learn Read the rest of this entry


A Peek at Modern Anatomy

The Fabrica

If you follow the link above, you can look at the entire Fabrica and all the amazing artwork within it. On that site you can get a much closer look at these images along with many others. Unfortunately, I couldn’t see a way to link directly to those images. Read the rest of this entry

Vesalius Paper

Pick one of the following questions for the topic of your paper. These are from the discussion topics in the Vesalius material as we previously talked about.

  1. Compare and contrast the view on dissection between Galen’s and Vesalius’s eras. How did this change the study of anatomy?
  2. In what ways did art change the study of anatomy? Consider On the Fabric of the Human Body.
  3. Why is empirical observation important and how was this reflected in Vesalius’s work?
  4. Why was On the Fabric of the Human Body so heavily challenged when it was published?
  5. How does Vesalius’s ideas of medical research compare to those of Hippocrates or Galen? (pick either Hippocrates or Galen to compare him to).

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Vesalius 2


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Vesalius 1

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Andreas Vesalius: The Founder of Modern Human Anatomy

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Writing a Paper: Galen

Minimum of 2 pages, typed.

Pick one of the following questions:

  1. Would Galen’s methods of medical research be controversial now? Why or why not?
  2. Why is Galen considered the father of experimental physiology?
  3. How is anatomy, physiology and pathology related to diagnosis and prognosis?
  4. Why are religious considerations important in medicine?

When reading your paper, my focus will be on the following:

  1. Did your paper answer the question that you selected? Please, indicate which question you chose at the top of your paper.
  2. Does your paper present a structured and well thought out idea
  3. Basic grammar

Galen 2

Religion* and philosophy* were major influences on the culture and social structure of the Roman empire. This created hurdles for Galen, but it also paved the way for major medical advancements.

  • Religion: “a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.”2

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Galen 1

Wanted to make a note for myself and Scholar Owl what we covered up to this point. There is a bunch of stuff packed into the Galen post and I thought breaking it into what was covered each session would make it easier. Read the rest of this entry


Random Oinks in the Dark

Silence Killed The Dinosaurs

Comics, Stories, Dinosaurs, Cats

Mistakes & Adventures

What I've always wanted


Multimedia resources for teaching bioethics