Vesalius, physician of Charles V

Temporary exhibition

Brussels-born Andreas Vesalius (1514 – 1564) was not only the anatomist who revolutionised our understanding of the human body, he also served as personal physician to the most powerful man of the 16th century: Emperor Charles V.
Surrounded by trepans, clysters and other documents of the time, visitors are set to discover the extraordinary destiny of Brussels’ most famous physician as well as the main diseases of the Renaissance that might affect the prognathous monarch or his entourage.

An initiative by the Musée de la Médecine (Museum of Medicine).