Andreas Vesalius

(1514 - 1564)

Regarded as the founder of modern anatomy, Andreas Vesalius began teaching at the University of Padua in 1537, dissecting human cadavers during his lectures. Discovering serious flaws in Galen’s mapping of the body, he published the first comprehensive textbook of anatomy in 1543 and later served as the family physician for the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.

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