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Title: Some Byzantine / Greek Influences on the Early Work of the Anatomist Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564)
Authors: VAN ZWIETEN, Koos Jaap 
VARZIN, Sergey A.
Issue Date: 2014
Source: Varzin, S.A.; Diodorova, T.I. (Ed.). Proceedings of the 9th Annual All-Russian Research and Practical Conference with International Participation “Health - the Base of Human Potential: Problems and Ways to Solve Them”., p. 903-908
Abstract: 500 years after the birth of Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564) it is appropriate to commemorate this first modern anatomist, doctor, scholar, and author. Different from other Vesalius-commemorations, however, we like to examine what - until the 16th century - did happen to the knowledge of anatomy as described by Galen (130-210) whose apparent “faults” were so effectively corrected by Vesalius. The intention of Andreas Vesalius - possibly after the authoritative Iranian physician and writer Rhazes (854-925 CE) - to correct Galen’s mistakes, may have been helped greatly by his initial contacts with the original Byzantine / Greek texts of Galen that had been translated by Alessandro Benedetti (1450-1512), professor of Anatomy and Surgery at the University of Padua, during his medical practice on the Greek island of Crete. This may also serve as an example of early East-West cooperation.
Notes: Under the Auspices of: Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation, Peter's Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Medical Chamber, N.I. Vavilov Research Institute of Plant Industry, Agrophysical Research Institute of the RAAS, P.F. Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health, St. Petersburg, A.I. Herzen Russian State Pedagogical University, Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University.
Keywords: anatomy; Andreas Vesalius; Galen; history of medicine
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DOI: 10.13140/2.1.1912.8006
Rights: © Saint-Petersburg State University, 2014; © Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnic University, 2014; © Varzin S.A., Diodorova T.I., logo, 2012
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Validations: vabb 2016
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