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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.
Through it, Andreas Vesalius, the Flemish anatomist, physician and author, revolutionised the science of anatomy and how it was taught.
It is also showcasing 'De Humani Corporis Fabrica' by Andreas Vesalius, which is one of the most expensive books on offer at SIBF - priced at E950,000 (over Dh4 million).
25m from existing investors, Vesalius Biocapital, SFPI-FPIM and Sambrinvest as a direct result of the merger.
While many of the plates are copied directly from Vesalius, this one is not; and it and the other originals, etched in Rome by Nicolas Beatrizet (possibly from drawings by Gaspar Becerra) are haunted by Roman archetypes.
The company said this financing round was supported by all its major existing shareholders including Vesalius Biocapital, SRIW, Fund+, MGI Global Fund (Mitsui & Co), Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund and SMS Investments.
To mark the 500th birthday of Flemish medical researcher Andreas Vesalius (1514-64), contributors examine the anatomical drawings he made that changed how Europeans thought about medicine and the human body.
Fig 1: Green arrow showing the foramen Vesalius, Yellow arrow showing the Duplication of the foramen ovale and Brown arrow showing the foramen spinosum.
It is the body of a woman,' said Vesalius, 'who, in fear of being hanged had falsely declared herself pregnant'.
Like his contemporaries, King notes, Vesalius combines one-sex and two-sex anatomy.