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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
      • http://www.answers.com/topic/vesalius
      • http://www.andreas-vesalius.com/
      • O'Malley, C. (1987). Vesalius, Andreas. (1987). Lexicon universal encyclopedia . New York City: Lexicon Publishers Incorporated
    • Thanks For Watching