Tag Archives: Andreas Vesalius

Vesalius in Pisa

Gianfranco Natale Rosalba Ciranni Paola Lenzi Pisa, Italy Andreas Vesalius was born in 1514 in Bruxelles and studied in Paris but graduated in Padua. He published De humani corporis fabrica in 1543, and then spent time conducting anatomical dissections in Bologna, Pisa, and Florence before becoming the private physician of Emperor Charles V. The present […]

The revolution of Andreas Vesalius

Fabio Zampieri Alberto Zanatta Padua, Italy     Portrait of Vesalius from De Humani Corporis Fabrica Born in Brussels in 1514, Andreas Vesalius studied Latin, Greek, and Hebrew in Leuven, and medicine in Paris. Arriving in Padua, at that time “the most famous gymnasium in the world,” he graduated in medicine in 1537 and was […]

Neuroanatomy: a transition in understanding and observation

Charlene Ong St.Louis, Missouri, United States   Western medicine’s understanding of neuroanatomy over the last several millennia has reflected the dynamic cultural values and social norms regarding the human body and its function. The journey that culminated in accurate and reproducible representations of the brain required a tolerance of human inquiry, advances in preservation technology, […]

Andreas Vesalius’ audience speaks out

Angela Belli Queens, New York, United States   Andreas Vesalius’ The Fabric of the Human Body marks not only a milestone in medical history but, by virtue of its extraordinary illustrations, offers ample evidence of medicine and art complementing each other. The frontispiece of the work, depicting an audience witnessing a dissection performed by Vesalius, […]