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The Paduan School of Anatomy 

The Paduan School of Anatomy
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The Paduan School of Anatomy
Author(s):

Marco Catani

and Stefano Sandrone

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199383832.003.0004
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date: 18 May 2021

Officially founded in 1222, the University of Padua is one of the oldest universities in Italy. Vesalius reached Padua in the summer of 1537, where, on December 5, he graduated with the highest distinction as a doctor of medicine. Within a day he was appointed professor of surgery and public dissections were suddenly his responsibility. Rapidly Vesalius’s dissections became very popular because of his clear talent for teaching and also because of his engaging style.

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