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March 22, 1913

Leonardo Da Vinci Quaderni d'Anatomia II.

JAMA. 1913;60(12):936-937. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340120062037

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The manuscripts of the anatomic papers and anatomic drawings of Leonardo da Vinci are preserved in the Royal Library at Windsor. Until recently this most remarkable work had not received adequate scholarly attention, but fortunately King George V. granted three Norwegian scientists permission to collate and phothograph the original sheets at Windsor, and also to publish facsiile reproductions (collotype) together With German and English translations of the text. The result is a publication, in every sense monumental, the second volume of which is before us. The first volume was published in 1911 and contins twenty-two sheets daling with a variety of anatomic and other subjects, the most important being the heart and its motions. The second volume contains thirty-three sheets is facsimile reproduction all dealing with research on the heart and its funcitions. It is the purpose to publish a thirs volume this year which will contain Leonardo's

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