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Skeleton with Shovel, by Andreas Vesalius

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Andreas Vesalius (31 December 1514 – 15 October 1564) was an anatomist, physician, and author of one of the most influential books on human anatomy, De humani corporis fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body). Vesalius is often referred to as the founder of modern human anatomy.

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I won't lie, The hard science of human anatomy has been difficult to apply to my soft, right-brained mind for the arts, but my fascination with the artists who created this subject by their beautiful expressions of reality has pulled me through. This image was by one of the world's first anatomists to create a textbook, Andreas Vesalius. He is amazing.

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from BBC News

The self-publicist whose medical text books caused a stir

Layered manikin - in 16th Century medical book by Andreas Vesalius

Andreas Vesalius (31 December 1514 – 15 October 1564) was an anatomist, physician, and author of one of the most influential books on human anatomy, De humani corporis fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body).

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