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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Original anatomical sketches by Leonardo

Sepia Saturday
Alan's prompt photo is so cute and is full of topics to be able to stay on theme.



My main association with bones,the topic I choose, lead me to write about one of my favorite studies in nursing school
Anatomy and Physiology.

Grey's Anatomy
being the text book,
which was accompanied by a marvelous coloring book  for anatomy and physiology.
No better way to learn such intricate structures and inner workings of the body that to color them.

Searching the internet lead me to an even older resource
Leonardo de Vinci.

In fact it would take me forever to search the internet for anything  past the TV show Grey's Anatomy. .



I hope you don't find this too long, 5 plus minutes, but it is very interesting.

I remember reading accounts of very early days before funeral services were in practice how artists would use the morgue for their studies. Ugh
Well everything has to start somewhere.
Enjoy


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11 comments:

Rudee said...

While I liked anatomy well enough, it was physiology, pathophysiology and chemistry that rang my bell. I'm listening to the audiobook, The Great Influenza (already read the physical book years ago), and the discussion about modern medicine, along with the diseases of the day, is very gripping. If I had it to do over, I'd definitely be a bug hunter. Microscopic bug hunter, that is.

Wendy said...

I'm sure those early early early studies of the human body were gruesome, whether for art or for science.

imagespast said...

I'm a bit squeamish but have had a copy of Gray's Anatomy for 20 years and found it very useful at times. I don't have a TV so don't know about the programme. Edinburgh is famous for it's medical school and the anatomists (see Burke & Hare!). Jo

Vee said...

Really interesting video

Postcardy said...

Interesting video, though I couldn't understand much of what the narrator said.

Peter said...

Maybe 400 years from now a similar video(?) is made of our times. So hopefully there is another Leonardo among us...
The man was an absolute genius and not only because of his drawing capabilities. E.g. he made the first design of a helicopter. Mind you, in the 15th century!

Bob Scotney said...

Many thanks for including the Leonardo video. I was aware that he had done such anatomical drawings but to see them explained like this was an eye-opener. The Nature Video Channel has some fascinating stuff on it.

Kristin said...

Very interesting. Wonder what happened to my anatomy book. It was not Greys.

Anvilcloud said...

When I was teaching, I would see students with that coloring book or one like it from time to time. In my geography class, they had to color maps from time to time. It was good therapy if nothing else.

Titania said...

Fantastic to see the video of Leonardo's drawings and studies, a true genius.

Alan Burnett said...

It is a great piece of video. I am informed by my son that Greys Anatomy is still used in the Anatomy classes at Medical School today