Monday, December 24, 2012

Classical anatomy

Andreas Vesalius was just 28 years old when his revolutionary book on human anatomy, De Humani Corporis Fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body) was published.  The year was 1543, and as significant as the book was a the time of its printing, it remains one of the most influential books in the history of medicine and one of the most important books ever published. The identity of the artist that created the amazing wood engravings is unknown, but the quality of the illustrations has been a rich resource for artists and physicians for centuries.

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