About the book:
This book is dedicated to the 500th anniversary
of the birth of Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564).
Vesalius’ experts and adepts focus on his life and
work, the new insights he gave on the anatomy
of the human body and the influence he had on
the medical profession throughout the centuries.
Special attention is given to the iconography in
Vesalius’ “Fabrica” and “Epitome”, which, as a
new medium of expression, has incited doctors
and artists alike to copy the magnificent
The renewed interest in Vesalius’ texts and drawings
is illustrated in this publication.
About the contents:
About the author(s):
Robrecht Van Hee studied medicine at Gent
University. He became a surgeon in Breda and
Nijmegen, where he obtained a PhD in medicine.
He taught at Antwerp University and specialised
in transplantation and endocrine surgery.
He also taught medical history, in this field he
speciliased in the medical history of the Low
Countries in the 16th century.
He is the author of over 400 publications and
member of the editorial board of Journal of
Medical Biography and Studium.