(Chapter 17) Footnote 16:
On Giovanni Andrea Bianchi of Parma, doctor of medicine and philosophy at Bologna from 1525 until his death in 1565, see O’Malley 1964 pp. 98, 100, and 434 n. 117. Vesalius’ second trip to Bologna was in January 1540: “As a gesture of appreciation to his host, Andrea Bianchi, Vesalius mounted two skeletons, an ape and a human, the latter ‘articulated from the bones of the French priest.’[1543 Fabrica, p. 76, see above p. xxx] This deliberate preparation of such a spectacular display of comparative anatomy—the first recorded—not only contrasted Galenic to human, or Vesalian, anatomy, but also was a special exercise in comparative osteology that provided Vesalius with proof that Galen’s description of the processes of the lumbar vertebrae was derived not from human but from animal sources.” (op. cit. p. 100).