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Sex, religion and a towering treatise on anatomy

Andreas Vesalius’s illustrations of the human body baffled some early readers, as their marginalia reveal. Dániel Margócsy, Mark Somos and Stephen N. Joffe explain.
Dániel Margócsy is university lecturer in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge, UK. He is co-author of The Fabrica of Andreas Vesalius (2018).
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Mark Somos is Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellow and senior research affiliate at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany. He is co-author of The Fabrica of Andreas Vesalius (2018).

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Stephen N. Joffe is Esteemed Professor of Surgery at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio and visiting professor in history of medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He is co-author of The Fabrica of Andreas Vesalius (2018).

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Nature 560, 304-305 (2018)

doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-05941-0
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