However, due to Bruun's thorough and engaging contextualization of Thomas Bartholin
and his anatomical research, this volume will likely have much broader appeal by contributing an important new dimension to existing scholarship in cultural history and the foundations of natural history in early modern Europe.
Two students were present at the dissection when Wirsung had discovered the duct: Thomas Bartholin
(1616-1680) and Moritz Hoffman.
2,3) The teller of the tale was the famous Dutch anatomist Thomas Bartholin
(1616-1680), and his stature no doubt lent a certain degree of credibility to an otherwise improbable story.
Their contemporary at the University, Thomas Bartholin
(1616-1680), built a collection of anatomical and natural history specimens (including minerals) which he used for the instruction of his students as Worm had done.