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The curious tale of Leonardo Da Vinci and the spherical uterus

John Massie Parkville, Victoria, Australia   Drawing of Pregnant Uterus by Leonardo da Vinci (c 1512) Leonardo Da Vinci had one of the greatest minds in history. Accomplished in so many fields of both the arts and science, he challenged contemporary thinking, and was one of the early Renaissance artists to use dissection of corpses […]

Star Wars and medical progress: a lesson to be learned from fiction

John Massie Melbourne, Australia   In the Star Wars galaxy far, far away, technological progress had long ago dispensed with people in the care of the injured and sick. Of course this was a good thing, as people make mistakes and mistakes are costly. Costly, not just in a financial sense, but to the victim, […]