oa South African Medical Journal - Andreas Vesalius : the making, themadman, and the myth, Stephen N. Joffe : book review

Volume 100, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Stephen Joffe has done an admirable job of resurrecting the late Dr Vesalius for me and bringing him back to life. Perhaps my choice of words is not ideal, as Vesalius himself was not averse to digging up the recently deceased in order to dissect the body for the benefit of knowledge, but I now understand so much more about this important Renaissance anatomist - compliments of Dr Joffe.

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