Author Archives: The Physician's Palette

Andreas Vesalius

Vesalius at 500

This December signifies a milestone in the life of a man familiar to every physician, Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564 CE). Born in current day Brussels, Vesalius educated himself throughout Europe under the auspicious theories set forth by Galen. Only by chance through war between France and Germany did Vesalius settle in Italy around 1537 CE. In […]

Historic Medical Library at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia

The Future of Medical Illustration: Past and Present

Part 6 of 6 in a series of articles chronicling medical illustration from antiquity.

First Medical X-ray of Anna Bertha Ludwig's Hand

Contemporary Illustration: A Digital Oasis

Part 5 of 6 in a series of articles chronicling medical illustration from antiquity.

Sagittal section of hypophysectomy procedure showing the Killian incision

Applying Art to Medicine

Part 4 of 6 in a series of articles chronicling medical illustration from antiquity.

Fig. 9 Andreas Vesalius. De humani corporis fabrica libri septem . (1543).

Vesalius: High Renaissance

Part 3 of 6 in a series of articles chronicling medical illustration from antiquity.