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Robert Boyle and Medical Reform in the 17th Century

Introduce pupils to the work of Robert Boyle and his influence on medical practice through a series of informational texts and discussion questions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Administer each section as part of a jigsaw reading or individual research assignment pertaining to seventeenth-century medical philosophy
Pros

  • Other topics covered include Claudius Galen, Galenism, and medical philosophy
  • Includes images of famous scientists and primary source documents
Cons

  • The resource is primarily a vague reference text that will require the teacher to supplement with much more research and instruction
Included Materials

  • Informational Text
  • Graphics & Images
  • Primary Source