Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

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  • Leonardo and the reinvention of anatomy

    Salvatore Mangione Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA   When Vesalius started his life journey five hundred years ago, Leonardo Da Vinci’s own journey into the human body was symbolically coming to an end. Denounced by a German collaborator for necromancy, he would eventually be barred by the Church from even entering the Ospedale di Santo Spirito under…