Wide road and pedestrian footpath Vesalius

The Venetian Republic and the University in Padua Vesalius was chosen not by accident. Italy, has entered into a fertile time of the Renaissance, promised him hope freely do what he likes.
Padua University of XVI century was distinguished by strict Charter for students and for teachers. The applicant for the degree examinations professors of the medical faculty in the presence of the rector of the University. Vesalius brilliantly passed the test. He inspired held a public opening and received the title of Professor of surgery and a teacher of anatomy.
Here, at the University of Padua, students were taught at the bedside, which was not practiced almost since the time of Hippocrates. Finally the Vesalius was able to realize his long-thought-out method of teaching anatomy! He performed the autopsy, he had to show the students the features of the structure of the internal organs.
To better grasped his lectures, could repeat them, Vesalius decided to try anatomical drawing table and, though he was fine draftsman, recruited his countryman, artist Jan Stefan van Calcar.
Anatomic table was a success, and in 1538 the Vesalius able to publish: three sheets with detailed screening of the skeleton, three - sketch of internal organs and blood vessels. In this work already reflected his own ideas about the human body, but Vesalius not yet come into open dispute with Galen. Moreover, he takes part in the translation of the Latin language in luxury editions of works of Galen. Young Professor who passed twenty-four years, received this honorary invitation along with the teachers Silvium and Hunteriam.
Vesalius taught the others studied himself. First, he honestly tried to preserve the authority of Galen, but the more time spent at the breakout of the table, the farther left the conclusions of the divine teacher. Not once in search of details described by Galen, he turned to the dead animals, opened dogs, pigs, bulls and that they have found something that could not be detected in humans.
Once Vesalius received an order from his colleague Professor of medicine of the University of Bologna Albia, which took the skeleton of a monkey. Performing an order, Vesalius suddenly discovered that acute process in the lumbar vertebrae, which he, trusting the descriptions Galen, vainly sought the man. Yes, it is now clear: a model for anatomy Galen largely served as monkeys and other animals. Full structure of the human body Galen did not know.
It was no exaggeration Titanic work to describe and sketch the human body as it is actually. It was also dangerous idea.
Vesalius was not deceiving hopes that it will manage to avoid conflict with the Church belonging to the writings of Galen as if they were her sacred books. He foreknew, causing resentment medical-Golenischev. True, didn't think it would be so violent.
For four years he wrote Vesalius a book about the structure of the human body, which he studied for many years. He analyzed, drew, painted, and artist of Kalkar barely kept pace with anatomist.
In 1542 Milan merchants of the Danites went their business in a way that ran through the Alps and Zurich in Basel. They promised to meet the request of Vesalius and pass the Basel publisher Oparino the manuscript and over two hundred engravings on wood. It was a treatise On the structure of the human body, seven books", and as a kind of brief synopsis of that Vesalius made of their work. He called it an "Extract".
"I did it "Removing" as a walking path beside the wide road is my great book..."
Oparin released this different from other treatise on anatomy in the summer 1543.
The author was then twenty-eight years.