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February 24, 1999

Anatomy, HistoryDe Humani Corporis Fabrica

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Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media

 

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by Andreas Vesalius, 2 CD-ROMs, requirements: Macintosh: Power Mac with 3.5MB to 5MB available RAM; Windows: Pentium processor running Windows 95 or 98 or Windows NT 3.5.1 with 8MB available RAM, or Windows NT 4.0 with 16MB available RAM; $75, ISBN 1-891788-10-8, Palo Alto, Calif, Octavo, 1998.

JAMA. 1999;281(8):766. doi:10.1001/jama.281.8.766-JBK0224-4-1

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.

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