The Health Sciences Library (HSL) is hosting “The Fabric of the Human Body: Celebrating 500 Years of Andreas Vesalius” exhibit in the display cases near the Columbia Street entrance from now until April. The exhibit explores the history of the study of human anatomy from ancient Egypt to the present day, including the works of Andreas Vesalius, Leonardo da Vinci, William Hunter and Frank Netter. The exhibit also features examples of current resources available at the HSL.
Born in 1514, Andreas Vesalius is often referred to as the founder of mondern human anatomy. He authored “De humani corporis fabrica libri septem” (or, “On the fabric of the human body in seven works”) in 1543. The HSL has a copy of this classic in its Special Collections. In 2013, Karger Medical & Scientific Publishers released a two-volume annotated translation of Vesalius’ 1543 landmark publication to commemorate Vesalius’ 500th birthday.
Visitors can interact with the exhibit using the The Four Seasons program, a series of four seventeenth century copperplate engravings with multilayer flaps that reveal various anatomical dissections. This program is available via a computer station located next to the display cases.
View more photos from this exhibit on Flickr: http://flic.kr/p/jJgNiw
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