What is the name of the anatomy text written by a physician from Bologna who is credited as “the restorer of anatomy?”
Mondino de Luzzi (ca. 1270 – 1326), or Mundinus, was an Italian physician, anatomist, and professor of surgery from Bologna. He is often credited as the “restorer of anatomy”.
Mondino’s Anathomia was written in 1316 and became the standard handbook for the dissector, going through 39 editions in all. The work followed the anatomical teachings of Galen slavishly, and its descriptions of internal organs were sometimes inaccurate, but it inaugurated a new era in the dissemination of anatomical knowledge.
Mondino De’ Luzzi, also called Raimondino Dei Liucci, or Mundinus (born c. 1270, Bologna, Italy—died c. 1326, Bologna) Italian physician and anatomist whose Anathomia Mundini (MS. 1316; first printed in 1478) was the first European book written since classical antiquity that was entirely devoted to anatomy and was based on the dissection of human cadavers. It remained a standard text until the time of the Flemish anatomist Andreas Vesalius (1514–64).