• Belgium, Dec. 31st 1514- Oct. 1564 (49 years)• “Fabrica” : first illustrated manual of the human anatomy.• At 23 years, professor of surgery & anatomy at the University of Padua.• Known as the founder of human anatomy.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sorbonne_17thc.jpg• Family tradition was following a career in University Of Paris medicine. in the 17th century.• Studied the theories of Galen at the University of Paris.• During this time, he became more interested in anatomy. Galen.• Often found examining bones at the “Cemetery of The Innocents”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Galen_detail.jpg
• He wrote “Fabrica” : Most influential book on the human anatomy.• Corrected the incorrect theories of Galen.• Made many new medical discoveries, which potentially saved many lives. http://upload.wiki media.org/wikipedi a/commons/e/ee/ Vesalius_Fabrica_fr onticepiece.jpg
“I will pass over the other arts in silence and direct my words for a while to that which is responsible for thehealth of mankind; certainly of all the arts that human genius has discovered, this is by far the most useful, indispensable, difficult, and laborious” -Andreas Vesalius, De Humani Corporus Fabrica“I am not accustomed to saying anything with certainty with only 1 or 2 observations” –Andreas Vesalius
• Precise work, observations & anatomically correct textbooks helped revolutionize medicine.• He set the standard for life-saving & life-enhancing discipline in medical science.• His research & findings provided many jobs then and 100+ jobs now.
Major Medical Breakthrough • Device replaces left & right heart ventricles. • Can pump 9.5 Litres of blood per minute. • Very useful when waiting for a real heart transplant. • Without Vesalius, we could be years behind.
By: Montana Mosher Eddie Brittain Jackson Marshall Nolin Fong