An event commemorating the 500th birthday of anatomist and physician Andreas Vesalius (December 31, 1515 – October 15, 1564) will be held in the Emory University School of Medicine’s Williams Medical Education Building, Lecture Auditorium Room 120, from 12-4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015. Detailed program information can be found here.
Co-sponsored by the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library and the Belgian Consulate in Atlanta, the event will include opening remarks followed by a lecture by Theo Dirix, Consul at the Embassy of Belgium in Athens and author of the book In Search of Andreas Vesalius: The Quest for the Lost Grave.
Pascale Pollier, a biomedical artist who is seeking the lost remains of Vesalius, will conduct a second lecture. She is currently sculpting a life-size reconstruction of Vesalius, the sculpture to be cast in bronze and placed on display in Zakynthos Island in Greece, where Vesalius died.
On display at the event will be Emory’s copy of the 1543 De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem, by Vesalius, one of history’s most influential books on human anatomy. Also on display will be the 2 volume annotated translation of that work, The Fabric of the Human Body, published by Karger in 2003.
Prior to the 12:30 PM opening remarks and lectures, lunch will be available at noon across from the lecture room. The Emory School of Medicine’s Williams Medical Education Building is located at 100 Woodruff Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322. Fee-based parking is available at the Michael Street Parking Deck, 550 Houston Mill Road, or travel to campus via shuttle from North DeKalb Mall and the building will be on the left.
Additional information regarding the event can be found here.
For questions, please contact the Administration Office of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library at 404-727-5820.