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Down to the Bones Exhibit (Level 4): Curated by Luise Poulton
2014 Exhibition: J. Willard Marriott Library, Levels 1 – 5
2014 marked the 500th anniversary of the birth of Andreas Vesalius, scientific visionary and pioneer of 16th century medicine. A famous anatomist and physician in his own time (1514-1564), Vesalius is still recognized today for his contributions to understanding human anatomy. Vesalius is particularly noted for his De Humani Corporis Fabrica (Fabric of the Human Body), first published in 1543, and revised and reprinted in 1555. On Level 4 of the Marriott Library, these two editions will be part of a Rare Books exhibition titled Down to the Bones.
The J. Willard Marriott Library, in partnership with the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, hosted Vesalius: Celebrating 500 Years of Innovation, celebrating the contributions of Andreas Vesalius to education, anatomy, and design. From July 11 through October 3, 2014, the Marriott Library displayed rare books, prints, anatomical models, and other materials related to the work of Vesalius throughout the building. Also on display were facsimile plates from Leonardo da Vinci’s anatomical studies. This exhibitions was free and open to the public. Families and children are always welcome to the J. Willard Marriott Library.
Renaissance Man: The Art and Science of Andreas Vesalius
Mark T. Nielsen is a Professor (Lecturer) in the Department of Biology. He has been teaching at the U of U for over 30 year and has been awarded a University Distinguished Teaching Award. In 2012, Mark Nielsen won a “Beacons of Excellence” award in recognition of his work to provide transformative experience to undergraduate students.
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