Illustrations from "De Humani Corporis Fabrica," the first modern work of human anatomy
From Ruth Ann Jones
The year 1543 saw the publication of the first modern work of anatomy, "De Humani Corporis Fabrica" -- or in English, "On the Fabric of the Human Body." The author was Andreas Vesalius, a professor of anatomy at the University of Padua. MSU's Murray-Hong Special Collections owns a copy of the 1555 edition of the Fabrica. In this short video, librarian Ruth Ann Jones shares several of the amazing, highly detailed illustrations.