The Illustrated Human: The Impact of Andreas Vesalius Lecture Series

Lecture 6: Tuesday, March 15
5:30 p.m.
In-Person and Live Stream

Andreas Vesalius (December 1514 - June 1564), was a Renaissance anatomist and physician who revolutionized the study of biology and the practice of medicine by his careful description of the anatomy of the human body. Basing his observations on dissections he made himself, he authored the first comprehensive textbook of anatomy, De humani corporis fabrica libri septem (On the Fabric of the Human Body in Seven Books). Published in 1543, Fabrica was the most extensive and accurate description of the human body of its time. Most likely drawn by his colleague Jan Stephan a Calcar, the Fabrica is widely known for its illustrations, where skeletons and bodies with muscular structures exposed pose in scenic, pastoral settings.

The Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions, along with University of Cincinnati Libraries and the College of Medicine will celebrate this masterpiece with a series of lectures along with in-person and online exhibits. Noted scholars, researchers and medical professionals will discuss Vesalius's life story, his formative experiences and mentors, as well as the impact and controversies created by this seminal work. Panelists will discuss what Vesalius got right, what he got wrong with the anatomy and how the teaching of anatomy is relevant for other non-medical professions.

The Illustrated Human: The Impact of Andreas Vesalius is sponsored by Stephen and Sandra Joffe.

Lecture 1: Oct. 26, 2021 at 7 p.m. Virtual
Lecture 2: Nov.16, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. In-person & Live Stream
Lecture 3: Dec. 14, 2021 at 12 p.m. Virtual
Lecture 4: Jan. 18, 2022 at 12 p.m. Virtual
Lecture 5: Feb. 15, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. In-person & Live Stream
Lecture 6: March 15, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. In-person & Live Stream

In-person lectures will be held at:
Kresge Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati, OH 45267

Visit the website to read more about the series.  

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UCAA in-person activities will be provided under CDC guidelines and local COVID-19 restrictions, with the well-being of the UC alumni family remaining the top priority. Each experience will follow the venue's established restrictions and guidelines and we ask all event participants to follow the venue's posted recommendations. View UC’s current COVID-19 update.

Headshot of Anna Gormley, Bus '17

Anna Gormley, Bus '17

Program Director, Alumni Engagement, College of Allied Health Sciences & James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy