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Andreas Vesalius

Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564)

ANDREAS VESALIUS (1514-1564) was born in Brussels in 1514-5. He studied medicine in Paris, and Lorwain; and then taught anatomy at Bologna and Padua. In 1544 he became court physician to Emperor Charles V.

Vesalius' De humani corporis fabrica libri septem, published in Basel in 1543, is the first modern book on anatomy and one of the landmarks in the history of medicine.

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