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From Medieval to Renaissance medicine

From Medieval to Renaissance medicine
Key Info
  • From Medieval to Renaissance medicine
  • Duration: 03:37
  • In the medieval period, universities taught medical students only through the ancient texts. But in the Renaissance and its rebirth of learning, scholars began to ask questions and think scientifically. They went back to original Greek texts and the Greek ideas of observation and experiment that led to the development of medicine.
  • Credits: The Wellcome Institute, ICI Film
  • Subject:



    Medicine Through Time

  • Keywords: medicine through time, ancient greece, greeks, health, medicine, illness, galen, renaissance, medieval, observation, experiment
Ideas for use in class
  • Could be used to help students explore change over time. They could use the clip to create 'top trump' cards of medieval and Renaissance medical training. They could then use these cards to discuss how far things have changed and hypothesize what impact they think each approach to medical training will have on treatment.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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