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Thomas Bartholin. The Anatomy House in Copenhagen

Translated by Peter Fisher and with an Introduction by Morten Fink-Jensen
The first anatomical theater was established at the University of Copenhagen in 1644, and it was there that Thomas Bartholin first demonstrated the existence of the thoracic duct, and, later, the lymphatic vessels, an achievement that brought him immediate fame.
            In 1662, Bartholin published A Short Description of the Anatomy House in Copenhagen, which meticulously describes the layout of the Anatomy House alongside the first eighteen years of its history. This book presents Bartholin’s work for the first time in English, enabling a broader audience to draw on the detailed accounts of Bartholin and the other doctors who used the Anatomy House. Notes and an introduction, as well as numerous illustrations, help to make this a valuable resource for historians of medicine.

225 pages | 44 color plates, 55 halftones | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2015


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Table of Contents

Thomas Bartholin and the Anatomy House at the University of Copenhagen
An Account of the Text
Domus Anatomica Hafniensis
The Anatomy House in Copehagen
Index of Persons
Literature cited in the Commentary
The State of the Anatomy House 12 April 1676
Inventarium po Anatomiæ-Huset. 1676
Inventory of the Anatomy House 1676
Index of Illustrations
Index of Subjects

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