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Vesalius Meets Galen in Paris 

Vesalius Meets Galen in Paris
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Vesalius Meets Galen in Paris
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Marco Catani

and Stefano Sandrone

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199383832.003.0003
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date: 07 May 2021

At the age of 18 Vesalius move to the University of Paris, which was an outpost of humanist spirit and of Galenic tradition. Here he learned anatomy from Jacobus Sylvius and Jean Guinter von Andernach. They also gave him the opportunity to translate the texts of Galen into Latin and perform body dissections. Vesalius gained practice in the art of dissection and soon realized that Galen’s description of the anatomy had little correspondence to what he observed in the human bodies he observed at the dissecting table.

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