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International Journal of Morphology

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ROMERO REVERON, Rafael. Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564): Founder of the Modern Human Anatomy. Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2007, vol.25, n.4, pp.847-850. ISSN 0717-9502.

Andreas Vesalius, (Andries van Wesel), was born in Brussels, Flandes, present Belgium, 31 of December of 1514.He studied Medicine in the Universities of Lovaina, Paris and Papua,, graduating magna cum in December 5, 1537, to the 23 years of old; where he became explicator chirugiae equivalent to a chair of Surgery and the Anatomy. He teached in the university of Padua. During his practical demonstrations Vesalius broke with the tradition and does himself its anatomy dissections, instead of trusting to a surgeon; Vesalio studied more and reveal the Human Anatomy that all its predecessors when creating in 1543 De humani corporis fabrica (On the structure of the human body),this can be considered like the first modern treaty of anatomy, as much by his clarity as by the exposition of his contents and one of the most influential books on human anatomy, reason why Vesalius is considered the founder of the modern anatomy, by his significant contributions made in the education and learning of the Human Anatomy. Vesalius following the familiar tradition was required by Spanish King Carlos V and by his son Felipe II and marched to Brussels, where He married, and continue his practice of medicine,and his writing,He came to Spain,later. With King Felipe II's influence Vesalius exchanged the capital punishment to have initiated an internal anatomical observation in an alive man by a peregrination to Jerusalem, but during the return trip his boat was shipwrecked near the Greek island of Zante, and Vesalius died in October, 15, 1564

Palabras clave : Andreas Vesalius; Human anatomy; De humani corporis fabrica; Anatomy dissections; Education and learning.

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