Useful online resources:
Antiqua Medicina. From Homer to Vesalius.
An on-line exhibition prepared in conjunction with the Colloquium "Antiqua Medicina: Aspects in
Ancient Medicine" held in McLeod Hall, at the Health System of the University of Virginia on February 27, 1997.
De Humani Corporis Fabrica.
An annotated translation of the 1543 and 1555 editions of
Andreas Vesalius's De Humani Corporis Fabrica, by Daniel Garrison and Malcolm Hast.
Landmark medical work of the 16th century.
The British Library presents the
first 40 pages of Vesalius's De Humani Corporis Fabrica in its renowned 'Turning the Pages' software.
Historical Anatomies on the Web
A digital project designed to give Internet users access to high quality images from important
anatomical atlases in the collection of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Bethesda.
The project offers selected images from NLM's atlas collection, not the entire books, with
an emphasis on images and not texts.
Octavo Editions: Digital facsimile of Vesalius (Basel: 1543).
Commentary by Katharine Park, Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University. High quality imaging.
Vesalius, Anatomia in qua tota humani corporis fabrica... (Amsterdam: Joannes Janssonius, 1617).
Complete text and images of the copy held by the John P. McGovern Historical Collections & Research Center, Houston Academy of
Medicine - Texas Medical Center Library.
The Body Revealed: Renaissance and Baroque Anatomical Illustration From William Hunter's Library
An exhibition held in the Special Collections Department, University of Glasgow Library, February to May 1996.
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