Important People in the History of Anatomy

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    Known as, "The Father of Anatomy". Was one of the first few people to dissect a human body.
  • Period: 400 to

    Throughout the Centuries

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    Is often referred to as the "Father of Medicine". He is also one of the founders of anatomy.
  • Apr 15, 1452

    Leornado Da Vinci

    Leornado Da Vinci
    Was the originator of the cross sectional anatomy. The most admired work achieved by him (in anatomy) was the collection of drawings that he had created. He made a total of 500 diagrams.
  • Dec 31, 1514


    Is regarded as the founder of modern anatomy, He taught that anatomy could only be taught through dissection. He corrected the concepts of Galen, which had been wrong for 15 centuries.
  • Apr 1, 1578

    William Harvey

    William Harvey
    English anatomist. He discovered the circulation of blood throughout the body. he wrote a book called, "Anatomical Excercise on the motion of blood and heart in animals." He also wrote another book on embryology.
  • Georges-Léopold-Chrétien-Frédéric-Dagobert

    He is known as the founder of comparative anatomy and paleontology. He published a book called, "Lessons in comparative anatomy." He studied fossils and realized that the fossils buried deep in the earth was not recognisable to other animals living, This was the beginning of the evolutionary theory.
  • Johann Friedrich Meckel

    Johann Friedrich Meckel
    was a Professor of pathology, anatmoy, and surgery at a University. He studied birth deffects and abnormalities that occur in embryonic developement. Believed that abnormal developement adhered to same natural laws that normal development did, Two eponymous structures of the anatomy are named after him.
  • Henry Gray

    Henry Gray
    Author of, "Anatomy of the Human Body." 'Gray's Anatomy,' has become a standard for students of medicine and artists.
  • Galen

    Was known as, "The Prince of Physicians." He was the first 'experimental' physiologist, and his teachings were followed for nearly 15 centuries.