Sunday, May 6

Leonardo's Anatomy

Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks contain superbly accurate drawings of the human anatomy--a most laudable feat considering that this is all hand-drawn 2D depictions made from dissecting corpses and aided by nothing but the power of observation and no fancy-schmancy 3D technology. Experts say his drawings are even better than those available in 19th century Gray's Anatomy. But I'd take da Vinci over Shonda Rhimes any day. 

Elsewhere in the intarwebs, Leonardo's To-Do Lists, which includes a casual note to remind him to "Draw Milan," because that's what amazing Renaissance men do with their notebooks. The only maps I ever draw in my notebook are directions to Indian and dimsum places, and I still get lost afterwards and need the combined help of GPS systems and phone-in directions from people.

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