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Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Man, a public lecture by Prof Peter Abrahams

Date(s): 2 August 2013

Time: 18:00 to 19:30

Cost: Free

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Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest anatomists ever to have lived. He personally dissected more than thirty human corpses to explore every aspect of anatomy and physiology, and recorded his findings in drawings of unparalleled beauty and lucidity. Had he published his researches, Leonardo would have transformed European knowledge of the human body.  Sadly at his death his studies remained unpublished and among his personal papers, and were almost unknown (unseen) until around 1900.

Professor Peter  Abrahams , Clinical Anatomist from  Warwick Medical school and  long-time  examiner for  RCS Edinburgh  will  show  how many  new  concepts in anatomical  artistic  design were  unique  to  Leonardo’s  work and how  these  concepts and  ideas  have  now developed  into  many  modalities  of modern   medical  images.

This talk will celebrate the opening of Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Man at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

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