FCE Use of English Part 3 Word Formation
Read the text and complete the gaps with the correct form of the word in the side column.
The Self-Publicist Whose Medical Text Books Caused a Stir
Published nearly 500 years ago, Andreas Vesalius's medical text books occupy an important place in 1. ________ history. Intricate art, 2. ______ anything that had been seen before, sits alongside detailed text that sought to change the way bodies were dissected post mortem.
Cambridge University Library holds well-preserved copies of the Fabrica, and its companion piece the Epitome - publications that helped Vesalius realise his personal ambitions in the 16th Century court of the Holy Roman Empire.
Andreas Vesalius - born in Flanders in 1514 - was an ambitious young man, not shy of self-publicity.
He came from a family of doctors who served 3. _______. But his father was regarded as illegitimate - and had only managed to become an apothecary, an early form of 4. _________ .
With family lineage crucial for career prospects, Andreas's hopes of becoming a personal physician to the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V, would not be easy to fulfil.
But after university, 5. ________, Vesalius made a bold statement. He published two books on the 6. ________ of the human body - the Fabrica, and its colourful companion piece, the Epitome.
Incredibly 7. _________ for the time, this layered paper manikin - an early form of pop-up book - is in the Epitome.
Vesalius's sharp and crisp images of human anatomy have survived the 8. ______. The paper is strong - made from pulped linen.
The depicted veins and organs have remained in such good condition, because the publishers 9. _________ the front images by pasting old manuscripts behind.
Previous text books had been smaller and with more crude images, but these publications - from 1543 - were unlike anything that anyone had seen before.
Inside, Vesalius chose to go against the medical trends of the time, focusing instead on the 10. ______ of Galen from more than 1200 years before.
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