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Simkins, Cleveland S.

Published by Wm. C. Brown Company, Dubuque, Iowa (1949)

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About this Item: Wm. C. Brown Company, Dubuque, Iowa, 1949. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 593 pages. With illustrations. Blindstamped ex-libris of David Dawson on front free endpaper. Upper and lower joints cracked and binding shaken. Spine, covers and corners somewhat worn & somewhat soiled. From the library of professor David L. Dawson, author of Operative Anatomy Size: Quarto. Item Type: Book. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Medicine & Health; Dawson; United States; 1940s; Anatomy. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 025657. Seller Inventory # 025657

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De Humani Corporis Fabrica (On the Fabric: Vesalius, Andreas (introduction

Vesalius, Andreas (introduction by Katherine Park)

Published by Basel (Oakland: Octavo) 1543; 1998 (1543)

ISBN 10: 1891788108 ISBN 13: 9781891788109

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About this Item: Basel (Oakland: Octavo) 1543; 1998, 1543. No Binding. Condition: New. 1st Edition. New copy, direct from publisher's inventory. Digital facsimile (in electronic PDF format on 2 CD-ROM discs) of a copy of the first edition of one of the most important, influential, and beautiful books in the history of medicine. This Octavo Edition contains detailed digital images (may be magnified at up to 300% of original size) of every page of the original edition (photographed as if the actual book were open before the viewer) as well as a new introduction by Katherine Park. "The detail is amazingly clear. The digital reproduction by Octavo is excellent in all respects."--JAMA. Seller Inventory # 8VVEDH04

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Vesalius, Andreas

Published by Norman Publishing, San Francisco (2002)

ISBN 10: 0930405838 ISBN 13: 9780930405830

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About this Item: Norman Publishing, San Francisco, 2002. Condition: New. First edition in English. Vol. III: Book III: The Veins and Arteries; Book IV: The Nerves . Translated by William Frank Richardson, M.A., Ph.D., in collaboration with John Burd Carman, B. Med. Sc., M.B.Ch.B., D. Phil. Vol. III: Book III: The Veins and Arteries; Book IV: The Nerves, contains a total of thirty-two chapters. Each book has a large, 18 x 12-inch, fold-out diagram detailing the veins and arteries and the nerves. xxxi, 286pp. 34 text illus., 2 large folding plates. 9" x 12". Cloth, dust jacket, 80-pound Mohawk Superfine Softwhite Eggshell acid-free paper. ISBN 0-930405-83-8. January 2003. Norman Anatomy Series, No. 3. Norman Landmarks Series, No. 4. Seller Inventory # 37975

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Vesalius, Andreas

Published by Norman, San Francisco (1999)

ISBN 10: 0930405757 ISBN 13: 9780930405755

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About this Item: Norman, San Francisco, 1999. 1st edition. Vesalius's De humani corporis fabrica libri septem, first published in 1543 is, along with William Harvey's classic work from 1628 on the discovery of the circulation of the blood, one of the two most famous books in the history of medicine. A cornerstone of the scientific revolution, published the same year as Copernicus's monumental treatise on the heliocentric universe, De humani corporis fabrica inaugurated the modern study of anatomy, leading to the eventual overturn of the Galenic system that had dominated medical science for fourteen centuries. Illustrated with woodcuts by artists in the school of Titian that have for centuries remained standard icons of medical literature, Vesalius's work is also a classic of sixteenth-century graphic art. When it was originally published in the mid-sixteenth century its Latin text guaranteed its accessibility to an international medical and scientific audience, all of whom had been educated to read and write Latin. Of course, fewer and fewer physicians and scientists read Latin today, and even professional classicists have reported considerable difficulty in interpreting Vesalius's technical Renaissance medical Latin. Although many editions, revisions, adaptations, and facsimiles of this work appeared over the centuries, remarkably it was never before now translated, except for fragments, into a modern language other than Russian (Moscow, 1950-1954). The Richardson and Carman translation supplies a modern, accessible version of this monumental work for the first time. Dr. Richardson and Professor Carman bring a lifetime of experience to the task of translating and presenting Vesalius's painstaking account of the fabric of the human body, having devoted many years to scholarly study of the Latin language (Dr. Richardson) and detailed human anatomy (Professor Carman). Book II: The Ligaments and Muscles, the second of seven books into which Vesalius's encyclopedic work is divided, contains 39 illustrations, including the series of dissected musclemen that remain the most f amous anatomical illustrations of all time. As in Book I: The Bones and Cartilages (published in 1998), all of Vesalius's marginal notes have been translated and the historiated initial letters have been reproduced. Book II is made up of 62 chapters and the majority of the chapters end with detailed translator's notes explaining subtleties in the translation. There are also indexes to the muscles, with detailed muscle grids; to the text; to people ad places; to words from Greek and Latin; and to the translator's notes. Informative and interpretive prefaces by the translator and anatomist provide details about the translation process of the book and the anatomy described therein. The lasting influences of both Vesalius's many discoveries and the dramatic woodcuts on the history of anatomy and the visual arts cannot be overestimated. The biographer of Picasso, John Richardson, points out that Vesalius's illustration were the direct inspiration for Picasso's famous painting The Dryad (1908) and other works. "How Picasso chanced upon the work of this body snatching anatomist, who saw his plates benefiting painters and sculptors as well as physicians and surgeons, I do not know. The most likely source would have been Apollinaire, a bibliophile with a taste for antiquarian medical books." (A Life of Picasso: 1907-1917. The Painter of Modern Life [New York: Random House, 1996]). As Dr. Richardson states in his preface to Book II, "The reader cannot but admire Vesalius's attention to detail, his astounding memory, his powers of observation and description, and his capacity for sheer hard work." Book II: The Ligaments and Muscles is a truly superb account of the muscles of the human body. Seller Inventory # 35688

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Vesalius, Andreas

Published by Norman Publishing, San Francisco (1998)

ISBN 10: 0930405730 ISBN 13: 9780930405731

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About this Item: Norman Publishing, San Francisco, 1998. 1st edition. Vesalius's De humani corporis fabrica libri septem, first published in 1543 is, along with William Harvey's classic work from 1628 on the discovery of the circulation of the blood, one of the two most famous books in the history of medicine. A cornerstone of the scientific revolution, published the same year as Copernicus's monumental treatise on the heliocentric universe, De humani corporis fabrica inaugurated the modern study of anatomy, leading to the eventual overturn of the Galenic system that had dominated medical science for fourteen centuries. Illustrated with woodcuts by artists in the school of Titian that have for centuries remained standard icons of medical literature, Vesalius's work is also a classic of sixteenth-century graphic art. When it was originally published in the mid-sixteenth century its Latin text guaranteed its accessibility to an international medical and scientific audience, all of whom had been educated to read and write Latin. Of course, fewer and fewer physicians and scientists read Latin today, and even professional classicists have reported considerable difficulty in interpreting Vesalius's technical Renaissance medical Latin. Although many editions, revisions, adaptations, and facsimiles of this work appeared over the centuries, remarkably it was never before now translated, except for fragments, into a modern language other than Russian (Moscow, 1950-1954). The Richardson and Carman translation supplies a modern, accessible version of this monumental work for the first time. Dr. Richardson and Professor Carman bring a lifetime of experience to the task of translating and presenting Vesalius's painstaking account of the fabric of the human body, having devoted many years to scholarly study of the Latin language (Dr. Richardson) and detailed human anatomy (Professor Carman). Book I: The Bones and Cartilages, the first of the seven books in which Vesalius' encyclopedic work is divided, comprises approximately one-quarter, or 100,000 words, of the roughly 400,000 words that make up the entire Fabrica. The seventy-three illustrations in Book I and the historiated initial letters have been reproduced from the facsimile of the 1543 edition. The whole of Vesalius's text of Book I has been translated, including his marginal notes. The work begins with Vesalius's own Preface, the Publisher's Note to the Reader, and Vesalius's Letter to Johannes Oporinus, the printer and publisher of the original edition. At the end of each of the forty chapters in Book I there are detailed translator's notes explaining subtleties in the translation. There are also indexes to the text, to people and places, to words from languages other than English, and to the translator's notes. Informative and interpretive prefaces by the translators provide details about the history, anatomy, and translation process of the work. Book I: The Bones and Cartilages, which stands on its own as a major contribution to the history of medicine and of world culture, is the first installment of a forthcoming complete translation of Vesalius's Fabrica. Vesalius began his encyclopedia of anatomy with osteology because he rightly considered bones to be the foundation and framework supporting the human body. Book I: The Bones and Cartilages is unquestionably the first modern encyclopedic study of osteology. Series: Norman Anatomy Series, No. 1; Norman Orthopedics Series, No. 4; Norman Landmarks Series, No. 1. Seller Inventory # 32874

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ON THE FABRIC OF THE HUMAN BODY: VESALIUS, ANDREAS.

VESALIUS, ANDREAS.

Published by Norman Publishing, San Francisco (1998)

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About this Item: Norman Publishing, San Francisco, 1998. Black Cloth. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition. Two volumes. Volume 1 is entitled "Book 1: The Bones and Cartilages"; Volume 2 is entitled "Book II: The Ligaments and Muscles". A tranaslation of the seven books of the "Fabrica" by William Frank Richardson in collaboration with John Burd Carmen. Book 1 contaians 73 illustrations and historiated initial letters reproduced from the facsilime of the 1543 edition. Book II, published in 1999, contains all of the famous anatomical illustrations of dissected musclemen. Prospectus of the two volumes is laid-in. Both volumes are like new, the second volume still in its clear-plastic publisher's protective cover. Vesalius's "De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem", first published in 1543 is, along with William Harvey's classic work from 1628 on the discovery of the circulation of trhe blood, one of the two most famous books in the history of medicine. (From the prospectus). Postage will be extra for the hefty tomes. Size: Large Quarto. Seller Inventory # 013409

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Anatomia in Quat Tota Humani Corporis Fabrica.: Vesalius, Andreas. (Thomas

Vesalius, Andreas. (Thomas Geminus)

Published by Joannes Janssonius, Amsterdam (1617)

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About this Item: Joannes Janssonius, Amsterdam, 1617. Rare edition of the Epitome of Vesalius, first published in 1543 as an abbreviated dissection room manual to accompany his masterpiece De Humani Corporis Fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body). Folio, bound in full contemporary calf, gilt titles and elaborate gilt tooling to the spine, red spine label, raised tooled bands, marbled endpapers, engraved pictorial title page. Engraved portrait of Vesalius, engraved folding plate of Adam and Eve after that in the epitome before the main text. Containing 39 full-page anatomically illustrated plates, woodcut headpieces and initials. In near fine condition. Captions in both Latin and German, having been otherwise taken directly from Thomas Geminus' first copy of 1545, Compendiosa Toitus Anatomie Delineato Aere Exarata. German text taken from Baumann's German edition of 1551 (Keynes, 171; Krivatsy, 12321; Waller, 9919).   Flemish refugee, engraver and printer Thomas Geminus was active throughout the latter 16th century in London and best known for his 1545 work Compendiosa totius anatomie delineatio, aere exarata (A complete delineation of the entire anatomy engraved on copper). Printed by John Herford the work consisted of 41 unnumbered engraved sheets all copied directly from Andreas Vesalius' Epitome, published in 1543 as an abbreviated dissection room manual to accompany the latter's masterpiece De Humani Corporis Fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body). In his copperplate engraved copies, Geminus removed all the details he regarded as superfluous, most notably the background landscapes which informed Vesalius's images. Born in 1588 in Arnhem, Netherlands and the son of bookseller and publisher Jan Janszoon the Elder, Dutch cartographer and publisher Johannes Janssonius produced and published several important maps and volumes throughout the early 17th century including the Hondius Atlas. His 1617 work was printed as a direct copy of the Gemini plates with credit given to Vesalius as the book's author as was common in that era. Seller Inventory # 74638

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De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem. (On: Vesalius, Andreas

Vesalius, Andreas

Published by Ex Officina Joannis Oporini, Basel (1543)

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About this Item: Ex Officina Joannis Oporini, Basel, 1543. First edition of the most important and influential book in the study of human anatomy and "one of the most beautiful scientific books ever printed"(Grolier). Folio, bound in full 18th century calf, woodcut title page with Vesalius performing a dissection, woodcut portrait of the author, over 200 woodcut anatomical illustrations, including 21 full page and 2 folding-sheet figural woodcuts of the skeletal, muscular, vascular and nervous systems. In very good condition with some light dampstaining to some page edges. Rare and desirable, especially in contemporary calf. A splendid example of Vesalius' masterpiece, one of the most monumental achievements in the history of both medical education and printing. Sixteenth century Flemish anatomist and physician Andreas Vesalius studied medicine at the University of Paris and received his doctorate in medicine from the University of Padua in 1537. The University of Padua was home to the most prestigious medical school in Europe at the time yet based its curriculum primarily on ancient and erroneous understandings of the human body, still holding to the anatomy of ancient Greek physician and surgeon Galen. On the day of his graduation, Vesalius was immediately offered the chair of surgery and anatomy at Padua. There, he produced his monumental anatomical study, De humani corporis fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body), a collection of anatomically illustrated books based on his Paduan lectures, during which he deviated from common practice by dissecting a corpse as a part of his teaching lecture. Dissections had previously been performed by a barber surgeon under the direction of a doctor of medicine. Shortly after his first lectures, a judge of the Paduan criminal court made available to Vesalius the bodies of executed criminals, which provided him with sufficient specimens to produce, at the age of twenty-nine, his monumental anatomical study. The importance of the Fabrica in the history of medicine can scarcely be exaggerated. Vesalius revolutionized the study of medicine and practice of surgery with his insistence that anatomical knowledge must be derived from firsthand dissection and study of the human anatomical structures. Insisting on empirical observation, the Fabrica "undermined the widespread reverence for authority in science and prepared the way for independent observation in anatomy and clinical medicine" (Garrison-Morton). Throughout the books, the remarkably accurate text is coupled with woodcut anatomical illustrations of artistic and technical brilliance in a comprehensive study of bones, muscles, blood vessels, nerves, abdominal viscera, thoracic organs and the brain. "Galen was not merely improved upon: he was superseded; and the history of anatomy is divided into two periods, pre-Vesalian and post-Vesalian" (PMM). The unprecedented detail of the illustrations would not have been possible without the many artistic developments in the fine arts that had been made during the Italian Renaissance, particularly in literal visual representation and the technical development of printing with detailed woodcut engravings. Seller Inventory # 30020

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