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The Making of The Fabrica 

The Making of The Fabrica
The Making of The Fabrica

Marco Catani

and Stefano Sandrone

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date: 18 May 2021

In 1543, Vesalius published De Humani Corporis Fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body). Although his name appears as the only author of the book, Vesalius coordinated a project that involved artists, anatomists, woodcutters and printers. He worked tirelessly, almost obsessively, writing and creating, on all the dissections, and overseeing the illustrations and their woodcutting, often taking anatomical parts home with him so that he could fit more work into his day. Within months of publication, the Fabrica had become the standard text for many students, anatomists, and physicians alike.

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