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