Fabricius, Hieronymus

Fabricius, Hieronymus

(hīərŏn`əməs), 1537–1619, Italian anatomist; pupil and successor of Fallopius and teacher of William Harvey at Padua. He was a surgeon, an embryologist, and an anatomist; he described the venous valves but did not fully understand their function.

Bibliography

See his De venarum ostiolis (1603; facsimile ed., with introduction by K. J. Franklin, 1933).

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