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A Look Inside the 1543 Book De humani corporis fabrica by Andreas Vesalius | #anatomy #medicine #science

Atlas Obscura take a peek inside the NY Academy of Medicine‘s copy of De humani corporis fabrica by Andreas Vesalius – the book is a 700+ page medical compendium from the 16th century that revolutionized our understanding of the human body and anatomy:

Now if you’re really curious to see more and can’t make it to NYAM to book an appointment, you can download a digital PDF of the book – at 750+ MB! – from the digital library e-rara in Switzerland. Their copy has the bonus of being hand-colored and is on loan from the Universitätsbibliothek Basel


 
here’s the link 🙂 (various modern facsimiles are also available, some with translation of the original Latin text)


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