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Leonardo da Vinci and Andreas Vesalius; the shoulder girdle and the spine, a comparison.
Acta Chir Belg. 2008 Jul-Aug; 108(4):477-83.AC

Abstract

Leonardo Da Vinci and Andreas Vesalius were two important renaissance persons; Vesalius was a surgeon-anatomist who delivered innovative work on the study of the human body, Leonardo da Vinci was an artist who delivered strikingly accurate and beautiful drawings on the human body. Below we compare both masters with regard to their knowledge of the working of the muscles, their method and system of dissection and their system and presentation of the drawings. The investigation consisted of a comparison between both anatomists, in particular concerning their study on the shoulder girdle and spine, by reviewing their original work as well as already existing literature on this subject. The investigation led to the conclusion that the drawings mentioned meant a change in history, and were of high quality, centuries ahead of their time. Both were anatomists, both were revolutionary, only one changed history at the moment itself, while the other changed history centuries later. Leonardo has made beautiful drawings that are at a match with the drawings of today or are even better. Vesalius set the start for medicine as a science as it is until this day. Their lives differed as strongly as their impact. In the light of their time, the achievement they made was extraordinary.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Faculty of Medicine, Catholic University of Leuven and Art Academy of Leuven. Yannick.ganseman@student.kuleuven.beNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Biography
Historical Article
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18807610

Citation

Ganseman, Y, and P Broos. "Leonardo Da Vinci and Andreas Vesalius; the Shoulder Girdle and the Spine, a Comparison." Acta Chirurgica Belgica, vol. 108, no. 4, 2008, pp. 477-83.
Ganseman Y, Broos P. Leonardo da Vinci and Andreas Vesalius; the shoulder girdle and the spine, a comparison. Acta Chir Belg. 2008;108(4):477-83.
Ganseman, Y., & Broos, P. (2008). Leonardo da Vinci and Andreas Vesalius; the shoulder girdle and the spine, a comparison. Acta Chirurgica Belgica, 108(4), 477-83.
Ganseman Y, Broos P. Leonardo Da Vinci and Andreas Vesalius; the Shoulder Girdle and the Spine, a Comparison. Acta Chir Belg. 2008 Jul-Aug;108(4):477-83. PubMed PMID: 18807610.
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