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 (vĭ-sā′lē-əs, -zā′-), Andreas 1514-1564.
Flemish anatomist and surgeon who is considered the founder of modern anatomy. His major work, On the Structure of the Human Body (1543), contains numerous illustrations based on meticulous dissection of cadavers that he performed while in Padua.


(Biography) Andreas (anˈdreːas). 1514–64, Flemish anatomist, whose De Humani Corporis fabrica (1543) formed the basis of modern anatomical research and medicine


(vɪˈseɪ li əs, -ˈseɪl yəs)

Andreas, 1514–64, Flemish anatomist.
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I can't help people's ignorance and spite, any more than Vesalius could.
said Rosamond, with a look of disgust on her pretty face, "I am very glad you are not Vesalius.
No wonder the medical fogies in Middlemarch are jealous, when some of the greatest doctors living were fierce upon Vesalius because they had believed in Galen, and he showed that Galen was wrong.
He added: "I would appeal to anyone who saw this man running off along South Vesalius Street, or any members of the public who recognise his description, to come forward.
1485-1576) and the much younger Flemish surgeon-anatomist Vesalius (1514-64), who was teaching at the nearby University of Padua.
The winner is owned by the Vesalius Syndicate, which consists of many of the established Ballydoyle owners plus Paul Redmond, a senior cancer surgeon in Cork, and Mark Redmond, a senior heart specialist in Crumlin Children's hospital in Dublin.
The 1552 edition of 'De Humani Corporis Fabrica' by Belgian anatomist Andreas Vesalius was stolen from Oxford University along with 70 other items, according to UPI.
One is reminded of the Roman Catholic Church's persecution of such great scientists as the physicist and astronomer Galileo and the pioneer medical researcher and anatomist Vesalius.
By way of conclusion, Carlino discusses the kinds of developments that were necessary for Vesalius.
When he revised this book in 1552, he incorporated anatomical information borrowed from Vesalius and contrary to the Galenist opinions of the first edition.
The renowned anatomists Andreas Vesalius and Gabriel Falloppio of Padua, Italy, had observed fluid-filled structures in the female "testes," but did not know their significance.
It is in his Initia doctrinae physicae, published in 1549 and subsequently appearing in many editions, that Melanchthon is especially concerned to develop a natural philosophy based not only on Aristotle, but also on Plato, Galen, Copernicus, and Vesalius.