Andreas Vesalius Accomplishments

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There are countless scientist, but unless it is Albert Einstein, they don't get the acknowledgement they deserve. In this research paper I have decided to let the light shine on Andreas Vesalius.A renaissance physician who with his detailed and careful description of the anatomy of the human body, revolutionized the study of biology and practice of medicine. He accomplished the first comprehensive textbook of anatomy by his observations on the dissections he made himself on human bodies. Even though he is not that well known, Andreas Vesalius contributed many important things to science and medicine. Andreas Vesalius did not have a same childhood as other children, he was enrolled at the university of Leuven when he was just fourteen years …show more content…

In 1539 Vesalius wrote an essay on bloodletting, where he described the veins that draw blood from the side of the torso, which later led to the discovery of the circulation of the blood by an english physician named William Harvey. His essay was a spectacular piece of work as everything Vesalius did, medical historians always appreciate Vesalius work but his groundbreaking book “ De Humani Corporis Fabrica” published in 1543 took them all. “ De Humani Corporis Fabrica” was published the same year Vesalius was offered the post of imperial physician at the court of Charles V, which is why I figure the book was dedicated to the emperor Charles V. Vesalius also opened his own private practice, but later on in 1556 Charles V abdicated his throne. Vesalius was immediately re-employed by his successor Philip II. Vesalius set out on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, when he reached there Vesalius received a letter from Padua inviting him to accept the chair of anatomy and surgery. Sadly, Vesalius would never return to Padua. His return trip from Jerusalem had many violent storms. Vesalius was seriously ill when the ship reached port at the Greek island of Zakynthos, Vesalius died only a couple of days later at the age of

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