Medicine in the Early Modern World. 1700 – The Present Day. By Mr Day Downloaded from SchoolHistory.co.uk. Lesson Objectives. To understand what is meant by the term renaissance. To study and appreciate the importance of Andreas Vesalius to the field of anatomy. Goodbye Middle Ages!.
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1700 – The Present Day
By Mr Day Downloaded from SchoolHistory.co.uk
To the right is a drawing of a foetus by Leonardo Da Vinci.
This was drawn after the careful dissection and observation of a women who died while pregnant.
The important thing to note is the stunning accuracy and detail.
Accurate sketches and drawings of the body were a crucial part of Vasalius’ work. Many of his books were illustrated and took understanding to new levels.