History of Medicine
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De Humani Corporis Fabrica...
Basel, 1543. Woodcut. National Library of Medicine.
Stephen van Calcar and the Workshop of Titian
The only known first-hand likeness of Vesalius shows the formally attired anatomist grasping the dissected arm of a cadaver. Vesalius’s head is disproportionately large compared to his body, but the cadaver is larger still — leading to speculation that the engraver pulled the composition together from several sources.
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