New Steensen book by Frank Sobiech

“Ethos, Bioethics, and Sexual Ethics in Work and Reception of the Anatomist Niels Stensen (1638-1686) has just been published by Springer. This study is the revised English edition based on the 2nd German edition of “Radius in manu Dei: Ethos…

Janne Blichert-Toft awarded the Steno Medal

It is with great pleasure that the Danish Geological Society awards the Steno Medal to Janne Blichert-Toft the 24th of April 2015. Janne is educated in Copenhagen and is today Director of Research at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Laboratoire…

Named in honour of Steno

Named in honour of Steno

By Elsebeth Thomsen When a new species of a living organism or a fossil is found it is described and named according to international rules. A name may be based on morphological characters, related to the locality where it was…

Dissections by the Royal Anatomist

Dissections by the Royal Anatomist

By Troels Kardel During his sojourn in Copenhagen as Royal Anatomist 1672-74 Steno performed a number of dissections. The best known is his public dissection of a female corpse in the university’s Theatrum Anatomicum preceded by his inaugural address, the…