The ”Andrea Vesalio” Museum of Pathological Anatomy

The Venetian hospital Scuola Grande di San Marco also includes a museum of pathological anatomy that bears the name of Andrea Vesalio, a famous Flemish anatomist who moved to the Serenissima during the 16th century. The autopsies and dissections performed at the hospital over time fulfilled a pedagogical function and the pathology museum was established with the same purpose. Visitors with steady nerves can investigate the ”products” of various human pathologies, organs preserved in formaldehyde, skeleton parts, even an example of human taxidermy, but also ledgers and old microscopes.