ore than a year of meticulous design and planning has culminated in the creation of an innovative, user-friendly layout that helps Fabrica readers from all backgrounds navigate the massive anatomical work.
- Different text coloring identifies notes specifically relevant to the 1543 or 1555 editions.
- Originally placed in the margins, Vesalius’ summaries are now incorporated into the main text as section headings.
- The complex Renaissance work is made accessible with easy-to-use running heads.
- Nomina anatomica and Terminologia anatomica are integrated into the Fabrica for the first time, clearly aligning Vesalius’ 16th-century descriptions with the appropriate modern and medical terminology.
- Vesalius’ 1543 pagination is highlighted with a Vesalius icon that signals that the text can be matched to the beginning of the corresponding page in the original Fabrica. A bigger icon in the margin indicates the corresponding page number.