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January 28, 1911

Andreas Vesalius, the Reformer of Anatomy.

JAMA. 1911;LVI(4):293. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560040061045

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This work, evidently the result of much painstaking and industrious study, contains an account of the life and works of Vesalius himself, and a survey of medical science up to his time, with brief sketches of earlier and contemporary anatomists. The book is typographically attractive, and is illustrated with excellent reproductions of curious and interesting old engravings. It is doubtless through inadvertence rather than error that the author refers to the Emperor Charles V as the "Spanish emperor," and as "Charles V of Spain." Charles was German in disposition, education and appearance and only half a Spaniard by descent, while as sovereign of Spain, of course, he was Charles I, not Charles V.

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