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August 7, 1948

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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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.

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