The Low Countries – 16th/17th Century

  title={The Low Countries – 16th/17th Century},
  author={Marc E. de Broe and D L De Weerdt and Dirk K. Ysebaert and Sven R. Vercauteren and Kathleen E De Greef and Luc de Broe},
  journal={American Journal of Nephrology},
  pages={282 - 289}
Andreas Vesalius and Jan Baptist Van Helmont are the two major personalities who contributed substantially and in a different way to the early development of renal anatomy/physiology of the 16th/17th century in the Southern Low Countries. The importance of A. Vesalius’ publication ‘de humani corporis fabrica libri septem’ cannot be overestimated. The kidney was an intriguing organ to Vesalius, the function of which he could not fully grasp. J.B. Van Helmont was the first to demonstrate the… 
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