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To obtain a true and perfect knowledge [of the vascular system] I have dissected more than ten human bodies, destroying all the other members, and removing the very minutest particles of the flesh by which these veins are surrounded. And as one single body would not last so long, since it was necessary to proceed with several bodies by degrees, until I came to an end and had a complete knowledge; this I repeated twice, to learn the differences…

(Source: newyorkccops, via applebright)

— 2 years ago with 1144 notes
#is this from de humani corporis fabrica?  #looks a little rougher than his illustrations  #oh wait of course it's da vinci  #bottom left should have given that clean away  #the best: osteology 
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