There were a few famous scientists known for their contributions toward the field of anatomy. One of these scientists was Andreas Vesalius. He was considered the founder of human anatomy. He was a Flemish anatomist and doctor. He was born on December 31, 1514. He was born in Brussels, Belgium. His ancestors were doctors and pharmacists. He began to take an interest in anatomy as a child through the dissection of animals. He studied medicine in Paris. His most important accomplishment was writing the book, 'The Structure of the Human Body.' It was published in 1543. His work proved that men and women had the same number of ribs.