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Andreas Vesalius – Founder of modern human anatomy

Happy World Anatomy Day! – the 15th of October commemorates the death of Andreas Vesalius (1514 – 1564) – considered to be the founder of modern human anatomy. His works revolutionised our understanding of the human body, breaking many of the misconceptions that had prevailed for centuries. At the age of 29 Vesalius published one of the most influential books on human anatomy, De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem (On the Fabric of the Human Body).



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