Research

The First “Modern” Medical Book

Printed in Basel in 1543, Andreas Vesalius’ De Humani Corporis Fabrica is considered to be the first “modern” medical book that emphasizes clinical observation over a dependence on ancient texts. The Library of Congress has recently digitized its copy of De Fabrica, which was part of the generous gift of Lessing J. Rosenwald to the nation.

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Diamond plate with atomic-sized flaws

A diamond plate with atomic-sized flaws on confocal microscope as green, orange and red lasers excite these flaws to manipulate and measure them

In this image, the clear wafer at the center of the confocal microscope is a diamond plate with atomic-sized flaws. Green, orange and red lasers excite these flaws to manipulate and measure them, which allows for measuring small magnetic fields at nanometer length scales.

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This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item.

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