A pupil of Fabricius at Padua, to whom he was successively
servant, assistant and eventually deputy, Casserio was a signatory to William
Harvey’s doctoral diploma from Padua in 1602, as teacher of anatomy, physic
and surgery. He greatly extended the knowledge of human anatomy, in particular
refining the anatomy of the sense organs and the laryngeal apparatus.
In the plate to the left, the upper figure shows a deep dissection
into the neck with the mandible removed, while the lower is a horizontal
section exposing the base of the brain, the spinal cord, cranial nerves
and arteries. To the right is the title page of the
Nova anatomia... .
Click on thumbnails for larger images.