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Fernández González, Florentino

Overview
Works: 4 works in 20 publications in 3 languages and 74 library holdings
Genres: History  Atlases  Manuscripts  Sources 
Roles: Translator, Editor
Classifications: QM21, 611.71
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Florentino Fernández González
De materia medica Novae Hispaniae : libri quatuor = Cuatro libros sobre la materia médica de Nueva España : el manuscrito de Recchi by Francisco Hernández( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in 3 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the fabric of the human body. a translation of De humani corporis fabrica libri septem by Andreas Vesalius( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in Latin and Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With De humani corporis fabrica, published when he was only twenty-nine years old, Vesalius revolutionized not only the science of anatomy but how it was taught. Throughout this encyclopedic work on the structure and workings of the human body, Vesalius provided a fuller and more detailed description of human anatomy than any of his predecessors, correcting errors in the traditional anatomical teachings of Galen (which had been obtained from primate rather than human dissection), and arguing that knowledge of human anatomy was to be obtained only from human sources. Even more revolutionary than his criticism of Galen and other medieval authorities was Vesalius's assertion that the dissection of cadavers must be performed by the physician himself-- a direct contradiction of the medieval doctrine that dissection was a task to be performed by menials while the physician lectured from the traditional authorities. Only through actual dissection, Vesalius argued, could the physician learn human anatomy in sufficient detail to be able to teach it accurately. This "hands-on" principle remained Vesalius's most lasting contribution to the teaching of anatomy; it is graphically represented in the Fabrica's woodcut title page (the earliest illustration of an anatomical theatre), which shows Vesalius with his right hand plunged into an opened cadaver, conducting an anatomical demonstration. Because it was then legal only to dissect the cadavers of executed criminals, and these cadavers were always in short supply, Vesalius urged physicians to take their own initiative in obtaining material for dissection. The Fabrica contains several amusing and unrepentant anecdotes of how students had robbed graves to obtain cadavers, especially those of women, since female criminals were rarely executed in those days
De materia medica novae hispaniae libri quatuor = Cuatro libros sobre la materia médica de Nueva España : el Manuscrito de Recchi by Francisco Hernández( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in Spanish and Latin and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rariorum aliquot stirpium historia by Carolus Clusius( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.82 (from 0.70 for On the fab ... to 0.96 for De materia ...)

Alternative Names
González, Florentino Fernández.

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