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The period of 1500-1700 is also known as what?
The product of rotten vegetables, decaying bodies of humans or animals, excrement and swampy areas was?
The discovery of this meant that new ideas in the Renaissance could be much more publicised and reach more people?
Who in the renaissance discovered that blood circulated around the body instead of being made in the liver as suggested by Galen?
Antony van Leeuwenhoek
Who had, by 1683, began to develop more powerful microscopes that allowed for the observation of tiny 'animalcules' - the first recorded observation of bacteria?
Theory of the four humours
What did few physicians still believe by the end of the 17th Century, although it was still used when diagnosing disease as patients understood it?
Physicians in the Renaissance understood that looking at what did not directly relate to a patients health?
The English Hippocrates
What was Thomas Sydenham nicknamed?
What was the name of Thomas Sydenham's book published in 1676 which theorised that illness was caused by external factors rather than the four humours?
One idea that changed a lot in the Renaissance was the understanding of the human body. What is the study of the body called?
Who met for the first time in 1660 whose aim was to promote and carry out experiments to further the understanding of Science?
Whose work in the 16th century had proven that Galen was wrong and led to new ideas in medicine developing?
Which new treatment of the Renaissance was a belief that an illness or disease could be transferred to something else?
Thomas Sydenham popularised the use of Cinchona bark from Peru, which contained quinine, to treat what illness?
Bleeding, purging and sweating still continued as treatments in the Renaissance. All were ways to re balance what?
What type of doctor was somebody who did not have any qualifications, but sold their services as a doctor or apothecary?
In what year in the Renaissance did a serious outbreak of plague occur across England, becoming known as the Great Plague?
How many Londoners died during the outbreak of the Great Plague?
To ward of miasma
Why did Plague doctors wear a beak like mask stuffed with sweet smelling herbs during the outbreak of the Great Plague?
To ensure quarantines were enforced
The major of London appointed searchers and wardens during the outbreak of the Great Plague - what was their role?
What did people carry during the 1665 outbreak that was meant to drive away miasma due to its perfumed substance?
Who wrote 'An anatomical account of the motion of the heart and blood in animals'?
They have a slower heartbeat which can be observed easily
Why did Harvey dissect cold blooded animals whilst alive to study circulation?
What new technologies inspired Harvey to to look at how the heart worked?
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