Dryander, Johann [Eichmann] (1500-1560).

Anatomia Mundini, ad vetustissimorum, eorundemque aliquot manu scriptorum, codicum fidem collata, iustoq; suo ordini restituta.
Marburg, 1541.

Mondini de Luzzi, Mondini or Mundinus de Lentiis was the son of a pharmacist at Bologna, and became an anatomist and professor at the University there. He has been recognised as the founder of anatomy n the Middle Ages, since he wrote for his students, in 1316, an anatomic compendium which remained famous until the beginning of the XVIth century. He is said to have died in 1318.

Johann Eichmann, called Dryander, professor of mathematics and medicine at Marburg, died in 1560. He was especially interested in anatomy, and is generally regarded as among the first anatomists who made illustrations after their own dissections. Thus his edition of Mundinus is made particularly authoritative. Mundinus ever used any illustrations, and those published later in his books had not been taken from nature, and were generally nothing more than representations of traditional errors.

This Anatomia Mundini contains several Vesalian plates yet it appeared two years before Vesalius' De Humani Corporis Fabrica. Some plates are dated 1536 and 1537, and many have a monogram of the initials G and B intertwined, G and above it G V VB, or V B with G, and with a compass. Apparently different wood-engravers were engaged in the work, but on the whole one can recognise the school of Hans Brosamer, who used to work chiefly for the publishing house of Egenolff in Frankfort.

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