Born in Brussels in 1514, Andrea Vesalius studied and taught in Padua between 1536 and 1543. At the end of his experience in Padua, he published one of the most influential books on human anatomy, De humani corporis fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body), which became a turning point in the history of medicine.
In Il mistero dell’anatomista (The Mystery of the Anatomist), author Luisa Mattia presents this extraordinary character as the unexpected ally of young designer Menego in dealing with a complicated mystery, which can only be solved with science.
The end of the book includes fact sheets on Vesalius that highlights the research and the important discoveries of medicine during his time.
Il mistero dell’anatomista, by Luisa Mattia, with illustrations by Marco Brancato.
Carthusia Edition, 2019
Edition year: 2019
Recommended age: 9 years
The English version of the book is not available