Some specific advancement and ideas are:
- Vesalius wrote the book De Humani corporis Fabrica. This book is still studied from today and it revolutionized how we look at anatomy. This book had the studies and what Vesalius found in the human body. His observations as he dissected humans.
- Vesalius challenged the 1000 year old Galen with the liver and the heart. Galen said the liver had five lobes. Vesalius countered Galen and said there was on two. Galen also said the heart had holes in the septum. Galen also proved that wrong and said there was none.
- Vesalius was the first to scientifically dissect human bodies. Not only was this good for his research he could also see how the human body was made up.
- He was responsible for many modern day medicine his observations and studies have led to some of the leading antibiotics and medicine.
Ways Vesalius symbolized the ideas of the scientific revolution:
- The first way Vesalius symbolized the revolution was challenge Galen. This was unheard of during the renaissance and before. No one ever thought about challenging theories that have stood for so long. When Vesalius challenged Galen people were mad, but they realized he was right. Then people started to question other theories.
- Vesalius transformed the view of medicine. Before Vesalius there was little medical knowledge and barley any medicine. Vesalius learned how the body worked and then made treatments for common illnesses. He didn't create that much medicine but got everyone aware how important medicine was.
- Lastly Vesalius published a book about his observations of his dissections. This book was so revolutionary it is still used today and the ideas are also still used. Vesalius knowledge of anatomy was so advance for that time period that his knowledge still stands today. Some even consider him one of the founding fathers of modern day medicine.