Subject: Famous Belgians - Andreas Vesalius, Founder of Modern Anatomy (1514-1564)
Medalist: Adolphe Christian Jouvenel (1798-1867)
This is a lovely ultra high relief obverse 46mm bronze medal which was part of Jouvenel's Famous Belgians series struck and distributed in the late 1840s and early 1850s. A terrific gift for any doctor or student of medicine.
Vesalius was a 16th-Century physician, anatomist, and author of De humani corpois fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body).