Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Catoptrum Microcosmicum

  • Vesalius: The true face of anatomy

    Donatella LippiFlorence, ItalyLuigi PadelettiFlorence, Italy The only unquestionably life-portrait of Vesalius’ is the wood-cut which finds its place in the frontispieces of both editions of the Fabrica1 in German and Latin editions of the Epitome,2 as well as in the 1546 Letter on the China Root.3 This portrait was done by Jan Stephan van Calcar…