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Andreas Vesalius

(1514–64) Belgian physician and anatomist, who was a professor at Padua for six years before becoming a physician to the Habsburg court. He is remembered for producing in 1538–43 ...

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The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

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..., Andreas ( 1514–64 ). Born in Brussels, Vesalius carried out his medical studies at the University of Louvain and in Paris. After a period as a military surgeon, he entered the University of Padua in 1537 and within a year was offered the chair of surgery and anatomy. He gave lectures and carried out public dissections and in 1543 published his most famous work, the anatomical text, De humani corporis fabrica , showing the bones, muscles, ligaments, blood vessels, and organs of the human body. The book met with much opposition as it disagreed with...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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..., Andreas , or (Flemish) Andreas van Wesele ( 1514–64 ), Flemist anatomist, born in Brussels, the son of an imperial apothecary. He studied at Louvain, Paris, and then Padua, where he was appointed to a lectureship in anatomy in 1537 . In 1538 Vesalius published Tabulae anatomicae sex , a set of six anatomical illustrations designed for medical students. The drawings (of which the first three were by Vesalius) are based on observation, but at this stage Vesalius saw his cadavers through Galenic eyes, and so he drew a five-lobed liver, the heart of...

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A Dictionary of Scientists

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..., Andreas (1514–1564) Belgian anatomist Vesalius , born the son of a pharmacist in Brussels, Belgium, was educated at the universities of Louvain, Paris, and Padua, receiving his MD from the last in 1537 . He was immediately appointed professor of anatomy and surgery at Padua where he remained until 1543 when, at the age of 28, he joined the Hapsburg court. Here Vesalius successively served as physician to the Emperor Charles V and King Philip II of Spain. For reasons unknown, he left their service sometime after 1562 and died while on a...

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The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science

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...Later rumors that he had gone in penance for having mistakenly cut up a living patient are unlikely to be true, but reflect tensions at the Spanish court. Andreas Vesalius , De humani corporis fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body) , trans. W. F. Richardson and J. B. Carman (1543; 1998). H. Cushing , A Bio-Bibliography of Andreas Vesalius (1943). C. D. O'malley , Andreas Vesalius of Brussels, 1514–1564 (1964). R. K. French , Dissection and Vivisection in the European Renaissance (1999). Vivian...

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Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

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...C. D. O'Malley, Andreas Vesalius of Brussels (1964), 142 Galen never inspected never inspected a human uterus I strive that in public dissection the students do as much as possible so that if even the least trained of them must dissect a cadaver before a group of spectators, he will be able to perform it accurately with his own hands; and by comparing their studies one with another they will properly understand this part of medicine. De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem (1543), 547. Quoted and trans. in C. D. O'Malley, Andreas Vesalius of Brussels ...

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The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors (2 ed.)

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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Andreas Vesalius

Andreas Vesalius  

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(1514–64)Belgian physician and anatomist, who was a professor at Padua for six years before becoming a physician to the Habsburg court. He is remembered for producing in 1538–43 definitive text and ...
Realdo Columbo

Realdo Columbo  

(c.1510–1559),Italian anatomist, an apothecary's son who studied medicine and surgery at the University of Padua, where he succeeded Vesalius in 1544. His De re anatomica (1559) records his analysis ...
Vesalian

Vesalian  

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Of or pertaining to Andreas Vesalius (1514–64), Flemish anatomist, the founder of modern anatomy. His major work, De Humani Corporis Fabrica (1543), contained accurate descriptions of human anatomy, ...
Jan Steven Van Calcar

Jan Steven Van Calcar  

(c.1499–c.1546),Dutch painter and engraver, a native of Calcar (now Kalkar) who is thought to have eloped with a young woman to Venice, where he trained in the studio of ...
animals in research

animals in research  

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Animals are widely used in the biomedical sciences, for purposes ranging from studying the functions of human and animal bodies and the nature of disease, to toxicological testing to assess ...
Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

Germany, Austria, and Switzerland  

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The present Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) was forged in 1990 through the union of West Germany (which comprised 62.7 million inhabitants and 11 states, or Länder, including West Berlin) ...
Jacobus Sylvius

Jacobus Sylvius  

(c.1489–1555),French neo-Latin poet and medical humanist, born in Amiens, the son of a weaver, and educated by his brother François, who taught him Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. Sylvius studied ...
illustration and photography

illustration and photography  

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Since the Renaissance, numerous genres of medical imagery have been invented and developed, some subsequently being abandoned. Most new medical specialties have also been accompanied by their own ...
Gaspard Bauhin

Gaspard Bauhin  

(1550–1624)A French anatomist and herbalist, who, in 1582, was appointed professor of Greek, and in 1588 of anatomy and botany at Basle; eventually he became rector of the university and dean of his ...
John Caius

John Caius  

(1510–73).Refounder of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (1557), where he built (1560s and 1570s) the three Gates of Honour, Humility, and Virtue, remarkable for the refinement and correctness of ...
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art and science  

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Have been interdependent in highly creative ways since the fifteenth century. Artists have utilized scientific and mathematical principles since the popularization of perspective in Leon Battista ...

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