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Vesalius Vesalius Presentation Transcript

  • Andreas Vesalius By Kandia Jackson
  • overview
    • Introduced into the medicinal arts at an early age because his father was an apothecary.
    • One of the first to dissect human cadavers and accurately depicted the human anatomy.
    • Proposed the theory that humans developed which in turn had developed from apes.
  • The Life of Vesalius
  • Life
    • Born January 1, 1514 in Brussels where his father worked as an apothecary to a family know as the Hapsburgs.
    • He first began his studies in the fields of language and science at the Catholic University located in Lowen and later transferred that later year switched to medicine.
    • He studied Galenial medicine and in 1536 he performed his first public operation in Lowen,
  • Life continued…
    • At the age of 23 he became a proffessor for surgery in Padua.
    • Five years later he produced his infamous work "De humani corporis fabrica" ("On the Fabric of the Human Body"), which went public in 1543 .
    • In 1544 he too became a personal physician to the Hapsburgs.
    • He died October 10, 1564 on a trip to Jerusalem on the island of Zakynthos .
  • Experiments
    • He used Human cadavers to make his outlines of the human body instead of animals like many other scientists of the time did.
  • Accomplishments
    • In addition to his book he worked as a physician to Emperor Charles V and to Phillip the II of Spain.
    • At the Time Vesalius’s teaching were considered controversial as he had to break a taboo of dissecting a human body .
    • He was able to disprove the Adam and eve belief that women had one less rib.
    • He was the firsat to discover spermatic vessels but many argued that Galen’s teachings were still superior.
    • Many claim that his pilgrimage to Jerusalem was to study herbal remedies there.
    • One of his dissections on a criminal is still available to be seen today .
  • Contribution
    • His anatomy book made medicine more practical and surgeries more accurate.
    • He’s best known for his illustration of muscles and nerves. For being better than any other at the time.
  • Bibliography
    • O'Malley, C. (1987). Vesalius, Andreas. (1987). Lexicon universal encyclopedia . New York City: Lexicon Publishers Incorporated
  • Thanks For Watching