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Transforming medicine and science

In this video we look at how print transformed medicine and science.

Just as books were essential to the success of the European religious reformation, the printing revolution also transformed medicine and science in early modern Europe.

In the video, Elizabethanne talks about how the printing of books on herbal plants in the 16th century led to the classification of plants by botanists in the 17th century.

  • What other medical or scientific innovations do you think resulted from the invention of print?
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The History of the Book in the Early Modern Period: 1450 to 1800

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