De humani corporis fabrica
The photoreproduction by Dover Books is used as a practical way to see the contents, although some central libraries have copies of the first edition.
The book is extremely significant because for a long time dissections of the human body were based on Galen, who had used the anatomy of dogs as his model! Dissections of the human body were for centuries forbidden or very restricted.
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- Saunders, JB de CM and O'Malley, Charles D. 1973. The illustrations from the works of Andreas Vesalius of Brussels. New York: Dover.