Tuesday, 26 March 2013

‘Vesalius Revised: His Annotations to the 1555 Fabrica’ by Professor Vivian Nutton.

Cambridge Journals Blog
 A momentous history of medicine article appears in a recent issue  of Medical History journal, which is housed in the Centre for Global Health Histories at York: ‘Vesalius Revised: His Annotations to the 1555 Fabrica’ by Professor Vivian Nutton.
Professor Nutton writes: “On the fabric of the human body (1543) by the Flemish physician Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564) was acknowledged immediately as marking a revolution in the understanding of the anatomy of the human body. It set new standards with the quality of its illustrations and accuracy of descriptions. A second, corrected edition followed in 1555, by which time Vesalius was employed by the King of Spain as one of his doctors. Little further was known of his activities.”
Accessible via the Cambridge Journals Collection from the Library.

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