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On the sexual intercourse drawings of Leonardo da Vinci.

South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde (Impact Factor: 1.7). 05/1986; 69(8):510-3.
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ABSTRACT Leonardo da Vinci's marvellous anatomical drawings have been praised by both artists and medical historians over the centuries. Specific reference is made here to Leonardo's drawings of the act of sexual intercourse. It is shown that his illustrations are not based purely on original observation. Rather, they are an attempt to illustrate and clarify anatomy and physiology as presented in the textbooks of the time.

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