In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the birth of anatomist and physician Andreas Vesalius, this conference brings together rare book collectors, curators, art and cultural historians, and physicians to explore the changing concepts of the human body and visualizations of knowledge in illustrated medical treatises from the early Renaissance to the seventeenth century.
Drawing Death: Three Sketches for the Title-Page of the 1543 de Fabrica
Dan Lewis, discusses, “Drawing Death: Three Sketches for the Title-Page of the 1543 de Fabrica”. Lewis is Chief Curator of Manuscripts (History of Science, Medicine and Technology) at the Huntington. This talk was included in the session titled, “Examining Vesalius’s De Fabrica”.
Pre- and Post-Vesalian Brains
Dr. Eugene S. Flamm, discusses, “Pre- and Post-Vesalian Brains”. Dr. Flamm is a professor and chair of Neurological Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. This talk was included in the session titled, “Examining Vesalius’s De Fabrica”.
Osler, Cushing, and Vesalius
Dr. J. Mario Molina, discusses, "Osler, Cushing, and Vesalius". Dr. Molina is CEO of Molina Healthcare, Inc. and a rare book collector. This talk was included in the conference session topic titled, “Vesalius’s Legacy and the History of Collecting”.