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History of the Study of Anatomy

  • Jan 1, 1489

    Leanardo daVinci's Anatomical Drawings

    Leanardo daVinci's Anatomical Drawings
    During a twenty-five year span, daVinci disected thirty bodies and drew 750 sketches revealing knowledge about bone structures, muscles, internal organs, and the brain. 1489-1515
  • Jan 1, 1533

    Vesalius proves many Anatomy theories to be wrong

    Vesalius proves many Anatomy theories to be wrong
    Vesalius, born in Brussells, attended anatomy lectures and decided to disect human bodies. After proving to be good at it, he was made the professor of surgery and anatomy at the university of Padua. There he brought to light the falsehoods of previous Anatomy theories. He wrote a book containing all of his advancements made in Anatomy 1533-1543
  • Harvey and the Circulation of Blood

    Harvey and the Circulation of Blood
    William Harvey wrote a book explaining the circulation of blood.
  • Malpighi and the Microscope

    Malpighi and the Microscope
    Malpighi thus becomes the first scientist to observe the capillaries.
  • Leeuwenhoek and the microscope

    Leeuwenhoek and the microscope
    He is the first scientist to give an accurate description of red blood corpuscles. He also provides a drawing of animalculae (or bacteria) seen in saliva and dental plaque. 1674-1683
  • The First X-Ray

    The First X-Ray
    Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen accidentally discovered an image cast from his cathode ray generator, projected far beyond the possible range of the cathode rays (now known as an electron beam). This lead to the first x-ray.
  • The First MRI Patient

    The First MRI Patient
    Raymond Damadian, a medical doctor and research scientist, discovered the basis for using magnetic resonance imaging as a tool for medical diagnosis and completed the first full body MRI.
  • CT Scan

    CT Scan
    First began to be installed.
  • Human Tissue Act 2004

    Human Tissue Act 2004
    To "regulate the removal, storage, use and disposal of human bodies, organs and tissue."
  • Galen

    considered to be the greatest ancient physician after Hippocrates