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Vesalius Woodcut Model

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This 3D model is an interactive version of a woodcut illustration from Andreas Vesalius' publication, "De Humani Corporis Fabrica".

Published in 1543, this set of anatomical books was the first in history to be based on human dissection and observation. While studying in Padua, Vesalius began to notice the errors in anatomical teaching, which were based on the writings of Galen, a Greek physician and surgeon. Galen's works and teachings were based on animal dissections as human dissections were banned in Ancient Rome. Hence, Vesalius took it upon himself to publish a series of anatomical textbooks based on accurate human dissection.

Vesalius Woodcut Model

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Citation

“Vesalius Woodcut Model ,” Heritage, accessed July 21, 2019, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/1344.