A Glimpse of Our Past
The contributions of the Bartholin family to the study and practice of clinical anatomy
Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2006
Copyright © 2006 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Volume 20, Issue 2, pages 113–115, March 2007
How to Cite
Hill, R. V. (2007), The contributions of the Bartholin family to the study and practice of clinical anatomy. Clin. Anat., 20: 113–115. doi: 10.1002/ca.20355
- Issue online: 8 FEB 2007
- Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 MAR 2006
- Manuscript Revised: 10 MAR 2006
- Manuscript Received: 15 FEB 2006
- medical history
Between 1585 and 1738, four members of the celebrated Bartholin family made significant contributions to anatomical science and medicine. Caspar Bartholin (the elder), two of his sons (Thomas and Rasmus), and his grandson (Caspar the younger) all served on the medical faculty of the University of Copenhagen, and helped to gain international acclaim for the institution. Over three generations, the Bartholins challenged traditional ideas about science and the human body, and discovered anatomical structures and phenomena that would prove crucial to the practice of modern medicine. Clin. Anat. 20:113–115, 2007. © 2006 Wiley-Liss, Inc.