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October 20, 1999

Anatomy: Andreas Vesalius' On the Fabric of the Human Body: Book 1: The Bones and Cartilage, a Translation of De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem

Author Affiliations

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


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JAMA. 1999;282(15):1484-1485. doi:10.1001/jama.282.15.1484

What a beautiful book. I'm full of appreciation and gratitude for the architects of this edifice—Richardson, the translator, and Carman, the anatomist—and Norman Publishing. I have found, when reading the original work of Aristotle and Homer, that I relied on the help of many friends who know the ancient Greek much, much better than I. In another work on Vesalius, the authors assert "even a minor slip here can easily distort a careful piece of research or exposition and turn it into error or even absurdity."1