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Vesalius, Andreas 1514-1564

Works: 1,245 works in 2,350 publications in 11 languages and 15,076 library holdings
Genres: Atlases  Bibliography  History  Music  Pictorial works  Manuscripts  Sources  Bio-bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Translator, Collaborator, Honoree, Performer, Other, Inventor
Classifications: QM25, 611
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On the fabric of the human body. a translation of De humani corporis fabrica libri septem by Andreas Vesalius( Book )

159 editions published between 1542 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With De humani corporis fabrica, published when he was only twenty-nine years old, Vesalius revolutionized not only the science of anatomy but how it was taught. Throughout this encyclopedic work on the structure and workings of the human body, Vesalius provided a fuller and more detailed description of human anatomy than any of his predecessors, correcting errors in the traditional anatomical teachings of Galen (which had been obtained from primate rather than human dissection), and arguing that knowledge of human anatomy was to be obtained only from human sources. Even more revolutionary than his criticism of Galen and other medieval authorities was Vesalius's assertion that the dissection of cadavers must be performed by the physician himself-- a direct contradiction of the medieval doctrine that dissection was a task to be performed by menials while the physician lectured from the traditional authorities. Only through actual dissection, Vesalius argued, could the physician learn human anatomy in sufficient detail to be able to teach it accurately. This "hands-on" principle remained Vesalius's most lasting contribution to the teaching of anatomy; it is graphically represented in the Fabrica's woodcut title page (the earliest illustration of an anatomical theatre), which shows Vesalius with his right hand plunged into an opened cadaver, conducting an anatomical demonstration. Because it was then legal only to dissect the cadavers of executed criminals, and these cadavers were always in short supply, Vesalius urged physicians to take their own initiative in obtaining material for dissection. The Fabrica contains several amusing and unrepentant anecdotes of how students had robbed graves to obtain cadavers, especially those of women, since female criminals were rarely executed in those days
The epitome of Andreas Vesalius by Andreas Vesalius( Book )

90 editions published between 1542 and 2004 in 8 languages and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This website presents Andreas Vesalius' Renaissance anatomical atlas On the Fabric of the Human Body (1543, 1555) in an exciting new way and explains the work in progress at Northwestern University to translate and annotate this historic work
The illustrations from the works of Andreas Vesalius of Brussels by Andreas Vesalius( Book )

26 editions published between 1934 and 1997 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
On the fabric of the human body by Andreas Vesalius( Book )

42 editions published between 1723 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norman anatomy series, no. 1-3; Norman landmarks series, no. 1-2, 4; v. 1 issued as no. 4 in Norman orthopedic series
Vesalius on the human brain [being a translation of a section of his Fabrica of 1543] by Andreas Vesalius( Book )

5 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hirn / Anatomie
Compendiosa totius anatomie delineatio by Thomas Geminus( Book )

29 editions published between 1545 and 1559 in English and Latin and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andreae Vesalii Bruxellensis Icones anatomicae by Andreas Vesalius( Book )

13 editions published between 1934 and 1964 in Latin and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andreae Vesalii Bruxellensis, invictissimi Caroli V. Imperatoris medici, De humani corporis fabrica libri septem by Andreas Vesalius( Book )

27 editions published between 1555 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fabric of the human body : an annotated translation of the 1543 and 1555 editions by Andreas Vesalius( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title recreates the masterpiece of science and art for the first time in a way that is understandable to 21st century readers who do not have any knowledge of Latin. The texts of both the 1543 and the 1555 editions have been translated with the utmost care by Northwestern University Professors Emeritus Daniel H. Garrison and Malcolm H. Hast, a task they completed in over 20 years of painstaking and dedicated work. Annotations give the reader keen insight into just how innovative 'De humani corporis fabrica' was, and high-resolution digital scans of the almost 300 woodcuts provide the images with a sharpness they never had before
Andrea Vesalii Opera omnia anatomica & chirurgica by Andreas Vesalius( Book )

6 editions published between 1725 and 1975 in Latin and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vesalii icones : for dancer, solo cello, and instrumental ensemble by Peter Maxwell Davies( )

1 edition published in 1978 and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bloodletting letter of 1539; an annotated translation and study of the evolution of Vesalius's scientific development, by John B. de C. M. Saunders and Charles Donald O'Malley by Andreas Vesalius( Book )

4 editions published between 1946 and 1947 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vesalii icones The Bairns of Brugh ; Runes from a holy island by Peter Maxwell Davies( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vesalius, the China root epistle : a new translation and critical edition by Andreas Vesalius( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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. He also offered physicians an opportunity to determine whether or not a drug coming into common use might be adulterated. The work contains Vesalius's defense of his anatomical methods and doctrines as described in the Fabrica (No. 375), as well as important autobiographical data."--Garrison & Morton (1991)
Préface d'André Vésale à ses livres sur l'anatomie, suivie d'une lettre à Jean Oporinus, son imprimeur by Andreas Vesalius( Book )

12 editions published in 1961 in French and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La fabrique du corps humain by Andreas Vesalius( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in French and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radicis Chynae usus by Andreas Vesalius( Book )

16 editions published in 1547 in 3 languages and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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André Vésale

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Ανδρέας Βεσάλιος

Андреас Везалий

Андреас Везалиус

Андреас Везалијус

Андреас Везалій

Андрэас Везалій

Везалий А. 1514-1564

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The epitome of Andreas VesaliusThe illustrations from the works of Andreas Vesalius of BrusselsOn the fabric of the human body