Saturday, September 29, 2007

Milestones in the Study of Human Anatomy

information from "Bodies: The Exhibition" website:

162 BCE
Galen moved to Rome and became a physician at the imperial court. He was the attending physician at a gladiators' school.

1522-1523 CE
Jacopo Berengario da Carpi published the first detailed anatomical descriptions of the human body in a series of illustrations.

1543
Andreas Vesalius' On the Workings of the Human Body features elaborate and accurate drawing of the dissected human body. This tome marks the beginning of modern anatomy and emphasized the importance of dissection.

1632
The painting Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, by Rembrandt, demonstrates the intimate connection between artists and anatomists.

1858
Henry Gray's Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical is first published.

1980
Work on the Visible Human Project began with the goal of creating complete, anatomically detailed, 3-D representations of the normal male and female bodies.

2003
The Human Genome Project is successful in identifying the approximately 20, 000 -25, 000 genes in human DNA, and in determining the sequences of the 3 billion chemical base pairs that comprise it.

1 comment:

Anesha said...

Hi Nice Blog . A recent development has been the appearance of a complete, sectioned human body appearing on the World Wide Web. The Visible Human Project presents transverse CT, MRI and cryosection images of two complete human cadavers, one male and one female, at an average of 1 mm intervals in Human Anatomy study