March 16, 2004

De Humani Corporis Fabrica. An atlas of the human body from the mid-1500s.
  • I clicked the flash version button and all I got was an unscrupulous amount of text distributed randomly amongst about 50 frames. Is this something about a brave sea captain and pirates like Finding Nemo? It was hard to tell from the pictures.
  • I know there are a lot of frames. But at least the images can be viewed on high resolution.
  • ooh! ooh! i found an image! it was bones! it was cool! i've seen bits of this book before, and putting it on the web is a huge task but a great thing to do. but i have to agree with mexican, i would have done the site layout very differently. not exactly sure why the image showed up in the left-hand side column, rather than in the main window of the frame. they might be good at translating, but they really need some help with the navigation.
  • Applause, for the link's intent, and thanks for the link, Metal Monkey. Will bookmark this, and check later in hopes they get it more organized.
  • This is an incrediably important book - and a great find (5 monkey stars). I've only done a little history of science, but Vesalius is huge, like a Newton of human anatomy. They've only just begun digitising the work, but we should celebrate everytime this kind of source becomes widely available in this way. If you don't feel like reading, though we all could probably stand to learn more :), you can browse by image - click on "Images" at the top. You can resize the lefthand frame by pulling on the corner.