De Dissectione partium corporis humani libri tres. 1545
‘De dissectione partium corporis humani libri tres’, was written by the early French anatomist and scientist Charles Estienne (1504–1564). Anatomical study greatly increased during the Renaissance period, and would be made famous by the work of the more known Andreas Vesalius (31 December 1514-October 1564) in his work on ‘De humani corporis fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body), published in 1543. Estienne unfortunately did not have the same success as his Italian counterpart, in 1561 he became bankrupt, and he is said to have died in a debtors' prison three years later. From the 15th century onwards, Death came to be shown as a skeletal figure carrying a large scythe.

De Dissectione partium corporis humani libri tres. 1545

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