Ancient Rome’s Most Notorious Doctor

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Though less famous today than Galen of Pergamon or even Dr. Frankenstein, Andreas Vesalius is revered for his discoveries that revolutionized anatomy textbooks. A short video introduces viewers to this physician who challenged Galen's Theory of the Four Humours. The video reminds viewers that science is an ever-evolving process that should "place evidence above ego."

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use to introduce a unit study of anatomy
  • Have groups research recent discoveries that have challenged traditional scientific thinking
Classroom Considerations
  • The discussion portion takes participants to an online forum
  • The "Dig Deeper" section provides links to additional resources
  • Offers a comprehension check
  • None
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