Eustachio, Bartolomeo (1524–1574)
Italian anatomist. Aiming at first to vindicate Galen
against Vesalius and others, he brought
a new skill and accuracy to dissection. Eustachio was the first to describe
the teeth in detail, including their basic composition of enamel and dentin.
He published the first accounts of the adrenal
gland and thoracic duct. The Eustachian
tube of the ear is named for him. See also anatomy.
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