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Thomas Bartholin. Physician and Anatomist: From Unicorns to Lymph Vessels

Jesper Brandt Andersen

Danish physician and anatomist Thomas Bartholin (1616-1680) was one of the most important anatomists of the 17th century. As a scientist, his greatest achievement was the discovery and naming of the lymphatic vessels, but he was also a pioneer in a number of other areas of medicine. In Denmark, his tireless efforts as head of the Anatomy House in Copenhagen and professor of anatomy and medicine were crucial to the rise of anatomical science in the 17th century. He was a skilled and sought-after teacher and mentor, and his efforts in this area were crucial to his famous student Niels Stensen's (1638-1686) outstanding career as an anatomist and geologist. With his authorship of over 80 comprehensive books, Thomas Bartholin was one of the most diligent and skilful communicators of his time. The book unfolds the entire life and work of Thomas Bartholin and analyses and puts into perspective his significance for contemporaries and posterity in a scientific context. The book is an expanded English version of the author's Danish biography of Thomas Bartholin from 2017, where the new material relates in particular to his importance to Niels Stensen.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Aarhus University Press
  • Publish Date: Nov 15th, 2024
  • Pages: 650
  • Language: English
  • Edition: undefined - undefined
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.78lb
  • EAN: 9788772198354
  • Categories: Science & TechnologyModern - 17th Century

About the Author

Brandt Andersen, Jesper: - "Jesper Brandt Andersen, M.D. Born 1965. Specialist in paediatrics. Author of five books and numerous medical and cultural history articles in scientific journals. He has published Danish biographies of Thomas Bartholin in 2017, Thomas Bartholin. LAegen og anatomen. Fra enhjorninger til lymfekar, and Niels Stensen in 2021, Niels Stensen. Kongelig anatom og fyrstelig geolog. "
Fisher, Peter: - "Jesper Brandt Andersen, M.D. Born 1965. Specialist in paediatrics. Author of five books and numerous medical and cultural history articles in scientific journals. He has published Danish biographies of Thomas Bartholin in 2017, Thomas Bartholin. LAegen og anatomen. Fra enhjorninger til lymfekar, and Niels Stensen in 2021, Niels Stensen. Kongelig anatom og fyrstelig geolog. "