Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Andrea Cesalpino

  • Andrea Cesalpino c. 1520–1603

      Of the three 16th century Italian anatomists who advanced our knowledge about the pulmonary circulation, Andrea Cesalpino is perhaps the least known. Unlike Michael Servetus (c. 1511–1553) he was not burned at the stake for heresy. Unlike Realdo Colombo (c. 1515–1559) he did not carry out thousands of dissections and work with Michelangelo, and…