The Fabrica, the Epitome, and Issues of Accessibility in Early Modern Anatomy, with Michael J. Clark

By Linda Johnsen February 19, 2019

By Linda Johnsen (2/19/2019)

The Bullitt History of Medicine Club Lecture will discuss how Andreas Vesalius increased access to human anatomy with the publication of De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem in 1543. By painstakingly designing his illustrations and the corresponding text to accurately represent what he had observed during actual dissections, Vesalius intended his magnum opus to serve as a textual supplement for live demonstrations in the anatomy theater, and simultaneously designed a shorter Epitome which served as a “footpath” to aid novice students of anatomy.

Michael J. Clark is a PhD Candidate, Department of English and Comparative Literature, UNC-Chapel Hill. More information.

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