Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
Every student of medicine and anatomy has heard of Vesalius and his De Humani Corporis Fabrica. My first encounter with this historical text occurred over a two-year period in 1984 and 1985. My father had given me the task of writing the history of the vagus nerve for a paper on its history and surgical anatomy.1 In writing this segment of the article and in reading what many others had written about the vagus nerve, including Galen, I had to see what Vesalius had written on the subject.
Anatomy, HistoryDe Humani Corporis Fabrica. JAMA. 1999;281(8):766. doi:10.1001/jama.281.8.766-JBK0224-4-1