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Leonardo da Vinci The Anatomical Drawings of Leonardo Da Vinci: A Surgeon's View Guy Rooker Thursday 13 February 2020

Guy Rooker is a retired surgeon with a lifelong passion, fascination and admiration for the work of Leonardo Da Vinci.

This talk explore the way in which Leonardo acquired his knowledge of anatomy from experience through extrapolation to human dissection and ties in with the chronology of his travels and well known artistic achievements.  It is illustrated with examples of his anatomical drawings and reflects the extraordinary accuracy of his findings.