Andreas Vesalius, born December 31, 1514, in Brussels, was descended from a family of prominent physicians in city of Wesel in the Duchy of Cleves. As a young man, he studied medicine in Montpellier and Paris and later moved to Louvain to teach anatomy. After serving as an army surgeon in France, he moved to Padua in 1537, where he became a professor of anatomy.
In 1543, his famous De corporis humani fabrica libri septem (Seven books on the fabric of the human body) was published. That same year he was appointed as court physician to Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor and King of Spain. He later set out on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, but while in Cyprus he was called back to Padua to take an honored chair in anatomy. He died on October 15, 1564.
Among other works by Vesalius, the library owns a second edition (1555) of De corporis humani fabrica, as well as a recently-published two-volume complete English translation of the 1543 first edition and the 1555 second edition.
For more information about the rare book collection, contact the Special Collections Department at 402-559-7094 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Dawn Wilson
Finals are swiftly coming up, and that means you’ve spent a lot of time studying this past semester. If you’re a regular of the McGoogan Library of Medicine, this also means you’ve probably spent a lot of time inside the Library.
In order to gauge just how much time you’ve spent in the Library this year, here’s a little quiz. Match the photo to the location.
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Beginning January 1, 2015, the library will no longer charge the $9 interlibrary loan fee to UNMC faculty and staff, Nebraska Medicine, and Children’s Hospital Omaha. Additionally, students will not be limited to 50 free requests per year. This change is being made to make information more accessible to the UNMC and Nebraska Medicine community.
Please note that copyright payments will still be required if the individual exceeds five articles from the same title dated within the last five years or if more than one article from a single issue is requested. The charge will cover costs only and will be capped at $30. Copyright counts reset with each fiscal year.