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Happy 500th Birthday to Andreas Vesalius



Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, 1st Floor Special Collections and Archives Reading Room
509 North 12th Street, Richmond, VA 23298


Andreas Vesalius, author of the landmark text De humani corporis fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body), is often considered the founder of modern anatomy. In honor of his 500th birthday, which fell on December 31, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences presents a special exhibit featuring works by Vesalius, including a showing of a rare 1555 edition of De humani corporis fabrica. Cake will be served at the opening on Thursday, January 15, from noon to 1:50 p.m. in the first-floor Special Collections and Archives reading room. Stop by and celebrate Vesalius and the progress of medicine.

The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available for a fee in the 8th Street parking deck. If special accommodations are needed, please contact Thelma Mack, research and education coordinator, at (804) 828-0017.

Image: Portrait of Vesalius from his De humani corporis fabrica, attributed to Jan van Calcar, circa 1499–1546/1550


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