Art in Science: Mondino de’ Liuzzi: The Restorer of Anatomy

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From the Column Editors,
Dr. Berardo Di Matteo and his colleagues at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute in Bologna, Italy have again used the treasures of one the oldest and most-comprehensive medical libraries in the world to share with us a fascinating and beautifully documented time in the history of medical education. The clerical ban on the use of human dissection, lasting nearly a millennium, diminished physicians’ opportunities to learn about human health and sickness, and plunged medical knowledge into darkness. The story of how Mondino de’ Liuzzi boldly reintroduced the study of human anatomy is an important contribution to our Art in Science column.
Gary E. Friedlaender MD, Linda K.
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