Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Benvenuto Cellini

  • Guido Guidi, the anatomist known as Vidus Vidius

    The sixteenth century Florentine anatomist and surgeon Guido Guidi is usually referred to by his Latinized name Vidus Vidius.1-4 He was born in 1509 from a fortunate union of medicine and art by having a physician as his father and the grand-daughter of the famous Florentine painter Domenico Ghirlandaio as his mother. Her name was…