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For the medical historian any writing of Vesalius is significant. This discussion of a letter on bloodletting, published in 1539, is beautifully presented in a work with numerous and competent annotations. It affords an insight not only into the knowledge of anatomy of that day but also into many other other aspects of scientific work.
Andreas Vesalius Bruxellensis: The Bloodletting Letter of 1539: An Annotated Translation and Study of the Evolution of Vesalius's Scientific Development. JAMA. 1948;137(15):1346. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890490074042
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