Bauhin studied under Felix Platter and Theodore Zwinger at Basel, and with Fabricius at Padua, receiving his doctorate in 1581. He occupied several posts at the University of Basel, including Professor of Greek, and Professor of Medicine. During his years in Basel he built an anatomical theatre, and established a botanical garden. He also revised anatomical terminology. Bauhin's works on anatomy were written with the purpose of making post-Vesalian anatomy more widely available. Theatrum anatomicum was reputed to be the best anatomical textbook available at the beginning of the seventeenth century. It contains 130 engraved plates, borrowed from a variety of sources, acknowledged by Bauhin in an appendix, and including Berengario da Carpi, Dryander, Estienne, Vesalius, Coiter, Platter, Fabricius, and Casseri.