Skin and Bones

Here’s to Vesalius, the anatomist from 16th century Brussels who revolutionized observational science and research and humankind’s place in the universe. The wooden blocks for The Icones Anatomicae of Andreas Vesalius were engraved in Venice and then lost and discovered several times before being destroyed utterly in the bombing of Munich during the second World War. He himself was an enigma. But the plates miraculously survived. The central character in the book I am currently working on is an aspiring anatomist who reveres Vesalius.

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2 responses to “Skin and Bones

  1. Robert

    Hello,
    You might be interested in the news of a recently discovered copy of the 1555 Fabrica owned and annotated by Vesalius himself. The following link gives more information:: http://www.finebooksmagazine.com/fine_books_blog/2012/03/vesalius-personal-annotated-copy-of-de-humani-corporis-fabrica-found.phtml

    Regards,
    Rob

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