[On the life, works and writings of Girolamo Fabrici d'Acquapendente].Med Secoli. 1997; 9(1):97-108.MS
An outline is presented of the biography, works and writings of Girolamo Fabrici d'Acquapendente. During his long career as professor in the University of Padua (1565-1613), he brought at its splendor the time honored tradition of the local anatomical school, both as a teacher and as a scientist. His major contributions (among which are his pitture colorate d'anatomia, embriological studies, description of the venous valves, establishment of the first permanent anatomical amphitheater) are briefly commented upon.