Vesalius’ legacy. The Tabulae pictae of Girolamo Fabrici d’ Acquapendente.Vesalius. 2016 Jun; 22(1):63-78.V
Girolamo Fabrici d’Acquapendente (ca.1533–1619) left a rich collection of anatomical paintings in colours, which are today preserved in the Marciana Library in Venice. The third series, entitled De Anatomia Capitis Cerebri Nervorum, contains the only known illustrations by Fabrici regarding neuroanatomy since, apart from them, he never published on the nervous system. For this reason, a thorough study of these plates is pivotal to a better understanding of his contribution to the knowledge of the Nervous System. A recently found unpublished manuscript reporting on a lesson of Fabrici, given in the Anatomical Theather in Padua, constitutes to this day the only written description, however indirect, of this subject by him.