Statues06ANDREAS VESALIUS (1514-1564)

Vesalius has the distinction of having produced a treatise on the human anatomy so outstanding as to win the title of “the founder of modern anatomy.” His famous work, De fabrica humani corporis (1543), contains remarkable illustrations based on actual dissections and observations. A native of Brussels, Vesalius studied in Paris and taught anatomy at Padua. He spent his last years as a physician to Emperor Charles V in Madrid.