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(2642) Vésale

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1961 RA. Discovered 1961 Sept. 14 by S. Arend at Uccle.

Named in memory of André Vésale (1514–1564), physician to Charles V, promoter of the value of the dissection of cadavers to medicine and author of De humani corporis fabrica, which brought about a revolution in the study of human anatomy. (M 12209)

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