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31/12/1514 Founder of modern human anatomy

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Andreas Vesalius (1514 - 2014)

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Vivitur ingenio. The 500th anniversary of Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564)

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History of Andreas Vesalius

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Andreas Vesalius' De Humani Corporis Fabrica (On The Fabric of the Human Body) or The Fabrica

Flemish anatomist and physician Andreas Vesalius was born. He wrote a book De humani corporis fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body). It was a major advance in the field of human anatomy and influenced Vesalius’s successors. It described the complete structure of the human body. It was structured in a way similar to modern anatomy books.