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The Anatomist's Servant Becomes His Rival

Casserio (Casseri, Giulio Cesare, approximately 1552-1616) came to Padua to be servant to Fabricius ab Aquapendente (approximately 1533-1619). He became Fabricius's secretary, prepared his lectures, performed his dissections, matriculated at the university, and eventually took over the helm and was chosen to be Chair of Anatomy, resulting in hostility between the two. Their two treatises of comparative anatomy presented similarities: same dates of publication, alike subjects, and comparable outlines.

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