The Fabrica of Andreas Vesalius

Vesalius' De humani corporis fabrica had an oversize influence over the development of European medicine, culture, and the arts. Its anatomical ideas and visual ideals traveled far and wide, spawning radically new interpretations over ...

Author: Dániel Margócsy

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004336308

Category: Medical

Page: 538

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The current work provides bibliographic information, a worldwide census, ownership records, and a description of the annotations in all the copies of Vesalius’ Fabrica. It reconstructs the travels of the Fabrica across the globe since 1543 and its annotated readership.

The Illustrations from the Works of Andreas Vesalius of Brussels

PLATE 1. \Voodcut portrait of Andreas Vesalius frontispieee Z. Title page, first edition of the Fabrica, 1543 43 3. Title page, second edition of the F abrica, 1555 4 5 THE FIRST BOOK OF THE FABRICA Delineation of the bones Variants of ...

Author: Andreas Vesalius

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486209685

Category: Art

Page: 248

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This definitive edition combines the best plates and text from the great anatomist's Renaissance treasures, including Tabulae Sex, De Humani Corporis Fabrica, and the Epitome. Reproduced from a rare edition, these 96 plates recapture the vitality of the originals. Includes a discussion of the illustrations, a biographical sketch of Vesalius, annotations, and translations.

Andreas Vesalius of Brussels 1514 1564

3 Fabrica ( 1555 ) , p . 681. This statement is not in the first edition of the Fabrica , but we know that Vesalius had a theatre at Bologna in 1540 , although the number of spectators was somewhat under two hundred ; see above , p .

Author: Charles Donald O'Malley

Publisher: Univ of California Press


Category: Anatomists

Page: 480

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On the fabric of the human body

ON THE FABRIC OF THE HUMAN BODY by Andreas Vesalius A Translation of De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem By William Frank Richardson , Department of Classics , University of Auckland , in collaboration with John Burd Carman ...

Author: Andreas Vesalius

Publisher: Norman Publishing

ISBN: 0930405900

Category: Blood-vessels


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Norman anatomy series, no. 1-3; Norman landmarks series, no. 1-2, 4; v. 1 issued as no. 4 in Norman orthopedic series.

Books of the Body

The Shift: The Title Page Of Andreas Vesalius's "de Humani Corporis Fabrica" In 1543 Andreas Vesalius, a professor at the University of Padua medical school, published his De humani corporis fabrica libri septem and, contemporaneously, ...

Author: Andrea Carlino

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226092874

Category: History

Page: 266

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We usually see the Renaissance as a marked departure from older traditions, but Renaissance scholars often continued to cling to the teachings of the past. For instance, despite the evidence of their own dissections, which contradicted ancient and medieval texts, Renaissance anatomists continued to teach those outdated views for nearly two centuries. In Books of the Body, Andrea Carlino explores the nature and causes of this intellectual inertia. On the one hand, anatomical practice was constrained by a reverence for classical texts and the belief that the study of anatomy was more properly part of natural philosophy than of medicine. On the other hand, cultural resistance to dissection and dismemberment of the human body, as well as moral and social norms that governed access to cadavers and the ritual of their public display in the anatomy theater, also delayed anatomy's development. A fascinating history of both Renaissance anatomists and the bodies they dissected, this book will interest anyone studying Renaissance science, medicine, art, religion, and society.

The King s Anatomist The Journey of Andreas Vesalius

Andreas Vesalius 15141564 Flemish physician and anatomist. With publication of De humani corporis fabrica in 1543, he ultimately becomes known as the “father of modern anatomy.” Second edition published in 1555.

Author: Ron Blumenfeld

Publisher: History Through Fiction

ISBN: 9781736499016

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

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A revolutionary anatomist, a memory-laden journey, and a shocking discovery. In 1565 Brussels, the reclusive mathematician Jan van den Bossche receives shattering news that his lifelong friend, the renowned and controversial anatomist Andreas Vesalius, has died on the Greek island of Zante returning from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Jan decides to journey to his friend's grave to offer his last goodbye. Jan's sentimental and arduous journey to Greece with his assistant Marcus is marked by shared memories, recalled letters, and inner dialogues with Andreas, all devices to shed light on Andreas' development as a scientist, physician, and anatomist. But the journey also gradually uncovers a dark side of Andreas even as Jan yearns for the widow of Vesalius, Anne. When Jan and Marcus finally arrive on Zante, the story takes a major twist as a disturbing mystery unfolds. Jan and Marcus are forced to take a drastic and risky measure that leads to a shocking discovery. On his return home, Jan learns that Andreas was an unknowing pawn in a standoff between King Philip of Spain, his employer, and Venice. When he arrives home in Brussels, he must finally reckon with his feelings for Anne. A debut novel by Ron Blumenfeld, The King's Anatomist is a fascinating medical history blended eloquently with meaningful relationships and a riveting mystery. Set within a pivotal time in European history, the story carries readers through some of the most important medical discoveries while engaging them in a deeply personal story of growing older and confronting relationships. A fictional masterpiece with real and relevant historical sources, The King's Anatomist is as enlightening as it is enjoyable.

The Iconography of Andreas Vesalius

the head of Vesalius — 1 to in . ( 2 . 7 cm . ) high . This copper - plate is a good example of engraving in Holland in the seventeenth century . It is the title - page to a Dutch edition of an Epitome of the Fabrica by Vesalius .

Author: Marion Harry Spielmann


ISBN: STANFORD:36105004933565

Category: Anatomists

Page: 243

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Andreas Vesalius Bruxellensis

M. Saunders and Charles Donald O'Malley" INTRODUCTION HE letter on venesection of Andreas Vesalius of Brussels, although a minor work, completely overshadowed by the magnificence and power of his masterpiece, De humani corporis Fabrica, ...

Author: John B. De C. M. Saunders

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9781483194561

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 94

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Andreas Vesalius Bruxellensis: The Bloodletting Letter of 1539 provides an insight into the knowledge of anatomy in that period. This book presents an overview of the development of the practice of venesection. This text discusses the discovery of the venous valves in the human body. Vesalius points out in this text the anatomical basis for the employment of phlebotomy. This book is liberally annotated to guide the readers. Medical historians will find this book extremely useful.

The Purple Island and Anatomy in Early Seventeenth century Literature Philosophy and Theology

Andreas Vesalius ( 1514-64 ) , De humani corporis fabrica librorum epitome ( Basle : Joannes Oporinus , 1543 ) . References to this edition will hereafter be in the short - title form : Vesalius , Epitome .

Author: Peter Mitchell

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 0838640184

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 718

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Sets out to reconstruct and analyze the rationality of Phineas Fletcher's use of figurality in The Purple Island (1633) - a poetic allegory of human anatomy. This book demonstrates that the analogies and metaphors of literary works share coherence and consistency with anatomy textbooks.

Picturing the Book of Nature

... Tabulae (1538) 187 Second figure and detail of azygos vein in Andreas Vesalius, Tabulae (1538) 189 Woodcut of azygos vein in Andreas Vesalius, Epistola (1539) 193 Title page in Andreas Vesalius, De humani corporis fabrica (1543) 201 ...

Author: Sachiko Kusukawa

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226465296

Category: History

Page: 331

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Because of their spectacular, naturalistic pictures of plants and the human body, Leonhart Fuchs’s De historia stirpium and Andreas Vesalius’s De humani corporis fabrica are landmark publications in the history of the printed book. But as Picturing the Book of Nature makes clear, they do more than bear witness to the development of book publishing during the Renaissance and to the prominence attained by the fields of medical botany and anatomy in European medicine. Sachiko Kusukawa examines these texts, as well as Conrad Gessner’s unpublished Historia plantarum, and demonstrates how their illustrations were integral to the emergence of a new type of argument during this period—a visual argument for the scientific study of nature. To set the stage, Kusukawa begins with a survey of the technical, financial, artistic, and political conditions that governed the production of printed books during the Renaissance. It was during the first half of the sixteenth century that learned authors began using images in their research and writing, but because the technology was so new, there was a great deal of variety of thought—and often disagreement—about exactly what images could do: how they should be used, what degree of authority should be attributed to them, which graphic elements were bearers of that authority, and what sorts of truths images could and did encode. Kusukawa investigates the works of Fuchs, Gessner, and Vesalius in light of these debates, scrutinizing the scientists’ treatment of illustrations and tracing their motivation for including them in their works. What results is a fascinating and original study of the visual dimension of scientific knowledge in the sixteenth century.

The Sensualist

The Four Hundredth Anniversary Celebration of the De Humani Corporis Fabrica of Andreas Vesalius. New Haven, CT: The Historical Library, Yale University School of Medicine, 1943. Ivins, William M,, Jr. “What about the Fabrica of ...

Author: Barbara Hodgson

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452116877

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

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A scholar’s search for her husband unfolds a hallucinatory tale of vengeance in a mystery illustrated by the artist and author of The Tattooed Map. When her journalist husband suddenly goes missing, art historian Helen Martin travels to Vienna to find him. But soon after her arrival, she finds herself entering a strange world of twilight, dream logic, and danger. Traveling by train with a mysterious box of wonders, Helen’s search for her husband takes her headlong into a tense mystery with provocative links to the past. The clues Helen must piece together—jewels, notes, ancient anatomy texts—are all presented to the reader in Barbara Hodgson’s illustrations. Both a complex thriller and an investigation of the senses, The Sensualist explores the limitations of looking and the boundless power of seeing.

Medizingeschichte als Aufkl rungswissenschaft

(S. 328). Andreas Vesalius, de Humani corporis fabrica Libri septem. - Basel 1543, Praefatio unpag. (fol. 1 r), (fol. 2 r), (fol. 1 r), (fol. 2 r). Fabrica, Lib. I, Cap. 31, p. 140: Erasmus verwechselt Talus mit Malleolus; vgl. Lib.

Author: Richard Toellner

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643128133

Category: Medical ethics

Page: 698

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Die Antworten auf Schillers Frage: "Was heißt und zu welchem Ende studiert man Universalgeschichte?" füllen ganze Bibliotheken. Die in diesem Band vorgelegten Aufsätze und Reden zu Stoffen und Themen der Medizingeschichte, der Theorie der Medizin und der Ethik in der Medizin vom 16. bis 20. Jahrhundert sind entstanden aus der Einsicht, daß die moderne Wissenschaft zur Schicksalsmacht unserer Welt geworden ist und Wissenschaftsgeschichte daher notwendig ist. Nur das Wissen um die historischen Bedingungen der Herkunft der Wissenschaft erhellt ihre Gegenwart, schafft Identifikation mit Wissenschaft und gibt Orientierung für ihre Zukunft.

Doctors and Discoveries

Andreas Vesalius ( 1514-1564 ] The Fabrica and the New Anatomy n 1543 , from Basel , issued a work of art and science that would influence the annals of Western medicine forever after . De humani corporis fabrica was one of the first ...

Author: John Simmons

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618152768

Category: Science

Page: 459

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Traces the history of western medicine through the lives of its major contributors, profiling such well-known figures as Hippocrates and Louis Pasteur, as well as lesser-known scientists including Elle Metchnikoff and Samuel Hahnemann.

Ingenuity in the Making

On the Fabrica, see the recent work by Daniel Margócsy, Mark Somos, and Stephen N. Joffe, The “Fabrica” of Andreas Vesalius: A Worldwide Descriptive Census, Ownership, and Annotations of the 1543 and 1555 Editions (Leiden: Brill, 2018).

Author: Richard J. Oosterhoff

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822988465

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Ingenuity in the Making explores the myriad ways in which ingenuity shaped the experience and conceptualization of materials and their manipulation in early modern Europe. Contributions range widely across the arts and sciences, examining objects and texts, professions and performances, concepts and practices. The book considers subjects such as spirited matter, the conceits of nature, and crafty devices, investigating the ways in which ingenuity acted in and upon the material world through skill and technique. Contributors ask how ingenuity informed the “maker’s knowledge” tradition, where the perilous borderline between the genius of invention and disingenuous fraud was drawn, charting the ambitions of material ingenuity in a rapidly globalizing world.

Crossing Boundaries

On the illustrations of the Fabrica , see , e.g. , J.B. de C.M. Saunders and Charles D. O'Malley , The Illustrations of the Works of Andreas Vesalius of Brussels ( New York : Dover , 1950 ) , 22-29 ; Martin Kemp , " A Drawing for the ...

Author: University of Maryland at College Park Center for Renaissance and baro

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874137454

Category: Social Science

Page: 332

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This volume contains the proceedings from the 1997 symposium "Attending to Early Modern Women: Crossing Boundaries, " which was sponsored by the Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. It provides a detailed overview of current research in early modern women's studies.

Animals and Science

Vesalius:Dissection,Vivisection,and Method Andreas Vesalius was perhaps the greatest of the Renaissance anatomists,and his book,De Fabrica Humani Corporis (The Structure of the Human Body) was published in 1543—the same year that saw ...

Author: Niall Shanks

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576072462

Category: History

Page: 380

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Animals and Science examines the debates, from the Renaissance to the present, surrounding issues of animal rights, consciousness, and self-awareness. * 12 thought-provoking essays trace the evolution of our ideas about animals and their impact on science, medicine, and society * The book includes an extensive collection of primary source documents, ranging from Thomas Aquinas' Summa contra Gentiles to Peter Singer's Animal Liberation

Vesalius The China Root Epistle

"In this work on the discovery and therapeutic use of the china root in the treatment of syphilis, Vesalius described the first attempt to formulate methods of identification of an exotic drug.

Author: Andreas Vesalius

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107026353

Category: History

Page: 290

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This book provides the first annotated English translation from the original Latin of Andreas Vesalius' China Root Epistle. Ostensibly his appraisal of a fashionable herbal remedy, the China Root Epistle concentrates on Vesalius' skeptical appraisal of traditional Galenic anatomy, which was based on animal rather than human dissections. Along with reflections about his life as a young anatomist, Vesalius argued that the new science of anatomy should devote itself less to rhetorical polemics and more to the craft of direct observation based on human dissection. This volume provides annotations to link the Epistle with Vesalius' earlier and more famous On the Fabric of the Human Body, and includes illustrations from the famous woodcuts first used in the 1543 edition of the Fabrica.

Picturing Punishment

21 Andreas Vesalius, De Humani corporis fabrica libri septem (Basel: Johannes Oporinus, 1543) (hereafter Fabrica). 22 For biographical information, see Charles Donald O'Malley, Andreas Vesalius of Brussels, 1514–1564 (Berkeley: ...

Author: Anuradha Gobin

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487503802

Category: Art

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Bringing together themes in the history of art, punishment, religion, and the history of medicine, Picturing Punishment provides new insights into the wider importance of the criminal to civic life.

Michelangelo and the English Martyrs

Vesalius acknowledged him in the Fabrica of 1543 as “ my good friend Realdo Colombo , now a professor of sophistic ... absent from Padua he 18 19 Andreas Vesalius , Suorum de humani corporis fabrica librorum epitome ( Basel , 1543 ) .

Author: Anne Dillon

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754664473

Category: History

Page: 356

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This book uses a broadsheet print of the martyrdom of the Carthusians of the London Charterhouse during the reign of Henry VIII as a springboard to investigate several aspects of the Counter Reformation. Through an in-depth investigation of the text and images, Anne Dillon provides a lively account that connects Michelangelo, Cardinal Pole, Mary Tudor and Pope Julius III, and weaves them into a wider discussion of martyrology, polemic and the Catholic community in England and beyond.