Although trained in the classical tradition of medicine based on the writings of Galen, Vesalius created an entirely new method of understanding human anatomy, based on dissection and direct observation, with the publication of De Humani Corporis Fabrica. The detaled textual descriptions and the visual representations were revolutionary when published. The Sellers Collection copy includes occasional marginal annotations in a contemporary hand.
BRC0001. Andreas Vesalius (1514–1564). De humani corporis fabrica libri septem. Basel: Joannes Oporinus, 1555.
Medical book with woodcut illustrations
Vesalius, Andreas, 1514–1564 author. , “BRC0001,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed September 27, 2022, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/1790.