Andreas Vesalius

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Andreas Vesalius


Andreas Vesalius was born in Brussels in 1514. His father was a doctor. He studied in Paris and Padua where he met artists who were studying skeletons and dissecting bodies to make their paintings more realistic. He became a professor of surgery in Padua. In 1543, he wrote 'the fabric of the human body', a detailed and fully illustrated description of the human body.

'The fabric of the human


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