Hippocrates to Harrison : Vesalius


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Vesalius, Andreas
Opera omnia anatomica & chirurgica. Cura Hermanni Boerhaave & Bernhardi Siegfried Albini.
Lugduni Batavorum : apud Joannem du Vivie at Joan. & Herm. Verbeek, 1725.

Image from Vesalius Opera Image from Vesalius Opera

Vesalius' Fabrica is astonishing in its scale and scope. The woodcut illustrations, attributed to Titian's pupil Jan Kalcar, place the human figures in classical poses and landscapes while the display of the structures are based on Vesalius' direct observations during five years of dissection at Padua. Its contemporary impact was enormous. Galen was almost instantly relegated to history and the way was open for the development of modern medicine. The University of Sydney Library is fortunate to hold two early editions of Vesalius' great work.

RB 6225.2 Folio