Andreas Vesalius

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  • Andreas Vesalius
    • 31st December 1514 - 15 October 1564
    • Anatomist, Physician, author of 'On the Fabric of the Human Body'
    • Debated where to take blood from when bleeding people.
    • Discovered that Galen's work was based on animal Anatomy rather than human
      • So wrote his own sources based on human Anatomy
      • Many people resented him for the idea that Galen was wrong
    • Discovered that the lower jaw bone was just one piece, not two pieces as Galen thought.
      • Also proving Galen wrong, Vesalius found out that humans do not have the 'miraculous network' of blood vessels at the base of the Brain, as sheep and other ungulates.
  • Debated where to take blood from when bleeding people.

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