Hannah Furness writes for the Telegraph that, “Leonardo da Vinci was right all along, new medical scans show.”
Leonardo da Vinci has finally received the credit he deserves for his “startling” medical accuracy hundreds of years in advance of his peers, as scientists match his anatomical drawings with modern day MRI scans.
The project, which will be unveiled at the Edinburgh International Festival in August, compares the work directly for the very first time, unveiling the minute details recorded by the artist.
In a series of 30 pictures, the Royal Collection Trust will show da Vinci’s distinctive anatomical drawings alongside a newly-taken MRI or CT scan.
The comparison is intended to show just how accurate da Vinci was, despite his limited technology and lack of contemporary medical knowledge.
Published on Mar 11, 2013
© Dr Richard Wellings, Warwick Medical School, West Midlands Surgical Training Centre, UHCW Trust, 2013