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31/12/1514 Founder of modern human anatomy

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.


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