information from "Bodies: The Exhibition" website:
Galen moved to Rome and became a physician at the imperial court. He was the attending physician at a gladiators' school.
Jacopo Berengario da Carpi published the first detailed anatomical descriptions of the human body in a series of illustrations.
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.
The painting Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, by Rembrandt, demonstrates the intimate connection between artists and anatomists.
Henry Gray's Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical is first published.
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.
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.