Andreas Vesalius Essay

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Scientifc Revolution

General Information
● Born in December of 1514 in Brussels,
(which is now Belgium).
● He died June of 1564 at the age of 50, on the island of Zacynthus, Republic of
Venice, (now in Greece).
● He is also known as Andries van Wesel.

His Family
● Vesalius’ father was a personal apothecary to Charles V of Spain, the Holy Roman Emperor.
● Thus bringing Andreas into the medical field early.
● Born into a family of physicians and pharmacists, also helped him chose the medical career.
Apothecary is a historical name for medical professional who formulates, dispenses materia medica to physicians, surgeons, and patients- a role now served by a pharmacist (or a chemist or dispensing chemist) and some caregivers.

● Vesalius learned medicine from the University of Louvain and the University of Paris.
● He later obtained his degree in medicine from the
University of Padua in 1537.
● After he graduated with his degree and became very interested in anatomy.

Contributions and Achievements
● Vesalius was the one who thought it was essential to analyze the human corpse to figure out more about the human body, but it was illegal by the Catholic Church to dissect or in today’s terms an autopsy on a human body.
● Vesalius published his influential book about human anatomy “De Humani Commis Fabrica” (The Structure of
The Human Body) in 1543.
● It contained over 200 anatomical illustrations.

Contributions and Achievements
● The work was the