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The evolution of Vesalius’s perspective on Galen’s anatomy

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D. Lanska


Early in his career, Vesalius had been trained as an orthodox Galenist, but gradually departed from traditional Galenic thought over the course of his medical training and academic career. Seeking to critically examine Galen’s works, Vesalius initially turned to human dissection as a means of verifi cation. In 1538, Vesalius published “Tabulæ Anatomicæ Sex”, which continued several of Galen’s mistakes

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