History Dbq

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Section 1: Identification and Evaluation of Sources This investigation will explore the question: To what extent did surgical practices change from The Middle Ages to the Renaissance? Medical Theology and Anatomical practices from the 1400s to the 1600s are the two main subject areas for this investigation. History texts and online archives will be used to research details of the practices, especially the beginnings of human dissection, and psychological performances such as lobotomy. Source A is a secondary source chosen due to the detailed accounts of the transformation of science during the time period. Source B is also a secondary source accounting for a history of mental illness and chosen for the detailed descriptions of cures and theories…show more content…
I have learned many skills that are required when studying history. That of which include: analyzing sources, displaying multiple points of views on the same topic, and researching a justified conclusion. By doing so I have become aware of the challenges faced by historians in formulating analysis and drawing relevant…show more content…
For example, Vesalius’s book De Humani Corporis Fabrica was written and published in 1543, therefore the primary source will include relevant and appropriate information form the time period. On the other hand, The History of Science from the Ancient Greeks to the Scientific Revolution by Ray Spangenburg and Diane K. Moser was published in 1993 therefore, it cannot have all the correct details from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The text can be biased because of the personal views of the author, and the time in which it was written could be influential because more accurate information can be discovered after the text is published. For instance, after William Harvey identified the parts and functions of the circulatory system, doctors and scientists developed new ideals based off of Harvey’s theories. Articles tend to be unreliable because journalists often give their impressions of the situation to please readers. The information collected o the research topic can be manipulated and changed giving their readers with a completely different view of the original
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