Andreas Vesalius, Belgian anatomist

Andreas Vesalius, Belgian anatomist

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Caption: Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564). 1854 illustration of the Belgian anatomist Andreas Vesalius. Vesalius was made professor of anatomy and surgery at Padua University, Italy, in 1537. In 1543, he published his lectures in 'De Corporis Humani Fabrica' (On the Structure of the Human Body), which set a completely new level of accuracy in anatomy.

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