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The Fabric of the Human Body

An Annotated Translation of the 1543 and 1555 Editions of "De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem", by D.H. Garrison and M.H. Hast

Vesalius A. () 

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Publication year: 2014
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'... Opening this book is the tactile and visual equivalent of the auditory joy of Glenn Gould playing the Well-Tempered Clavier, or Jimmy Page picking up the Number 1 Les Paul in your own living room, miraculously transformed to Carnegie Hall... The books are massive and unwieldy, but that is part of the fun. A book like this compels the reader to stop, to sit down, to look, and to think. All of the elements have come together, once again in Basel, for a loving reissue of an all-time publishing and scientific landmark. Recommended without reservation to surgeons and physicians, anatomists, bibliophiles, and anyone who loves books for their own sake.'

David E. Tate, MD (Journal of Hand Surgery, Volume 39, Issue 2, Pages 397-398, February 2014)
A Karger 'Publishing Highlights 1890–2015' title
The Fabric of the Human Body is an annotated translation of Andreas Vesalius’ De humani corporis fabrica. The new book recreates the masterpiece of science and art for the first time in a way that is understandable to 21st century readers who do not have any knowledge of Latin.
The texts of both the 1543 and the 1555 editions have been translated with the utmost care by Northwestern University Professors Emeritus Daniel H. Garrison and Malcolm H. Hast, a task they completed in over 20 years of painstaking and dedicated work.
Annotations give the reader keen insight into just how innovative De humani corporis fabrica was, and high-resolution digital scans of the almost 300 woodcuts provide the images with a sharpness they never had before.

For more information and a Library Recommendation please go to www.vesalius-fabrica.com.