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What theory did Galen get wrong?

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he got several wrong

but the 2 main ones are that he thought that a dogs womb was the same as a woman's and he also thought that the 2 kidneys were one above the other

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Galen believed that the heart's purpose was to suck blood out of the veins and that there was two kinds of blood inside a human's body ( vital blood and nutritive blood). He also believed that the liver changed digsted food into blood and that blood was then absorbed by the body. He understood that blood moved from the right side of the heart to the left but thought that it was caused by tiny holes in the septum.

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