Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Opuscola Anatomica

  • Bartolomeo Eustachio of the Anatomical Trinity

    The tube connecting the inner ear to the throat that may become painfully blocked during a plane landing was described in the sixteenth century by Bartolomeo Eustachi—more often known by his Latin name of Eustachio.1 He constituted, along with Andreas Vesalius (1514–1564) and Gabriele Falloppio (1523–1562), the Anatomical Trinity from which the modern science of…