Mondino de' Liuzzi and his Anothomia: A milestone in the development of modern anatomy

Enrico Crivellato, Domenico Ribatti

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Abstract

Mondino's Anothomia was written in Bologna around 1316. This book is the intellectual legacy of one of the fathers of human anatomy, and probably represents a collection of lessons given by the author at the Studium in Bologna. Mondino's Anothomia witnesses a profound renewal of the mode of understanding and teaching human anatomy through direct observation of dissected corpses. This book enjoyed an extraordinarily large dissemination in the whole of Europe, thanks to many extant manuscripts and printed editions. In this article, we present some selected passages from this remarkable book to let today's anatomists know how great was the descriptive skill of this medieval scientist, a pioneer in the anatomical discipline.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)581-587
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Anatomy
Volume19
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • Anothomia
  • History
  • Human dissection
  • Mondino de' Liuzzi

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy

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