1514 – Andreas Vesalius – bio

Vesalius was born as Andries van Wesel in Brussels, the Netherlands, in 1514. He is known for advancing the medical understanding of human anatomy and published a landmark study, “De Humani Corporis Fabrica” (On the Fabric of the Human Body). Vesalius discovered that the research of Galen had been based on animal rather than human anatomy. As chair of surgery and anatomy at Padua University, he performed human dissections and collected detailed drawings and charts that documented the results.

PRECURSOR:
-0600 – Sushruta
-0460 – Hippocrates
0129 – Galen
0980 – ibn Sina

SUBSEQUENT:
1578 – Harvey

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