Det siste medlemsmøtet før sommeren blir meget interessant. På intiativ fra vår tidligere leder, Lorentz M. Irgens og i samarbeid med Medisinsk-Historisk Selskap i Bergen, inviterer vi våre medlemmer og andre interesserte
til en spennende vandring i Leonardo Da Vincis genialitet. Hans bidrag til verdens kunstarv er udiskutabel og hans mange oppfinnelser var langt forut for sin tid. Men hans bidrag til medisinen er kanskje ikke så godt kjent og fortjener derfor vår
Kollega, pensjonert ortopedisk kirurg fra Storbritania, Guy Rooker, har interessert seg for Leonardo Da Vincis omfattende anatomistudier og vil denne dagen holde et inspirert foredrag for oss. For å spenne forventningsbuen noe inkluderes
det nedenstående referatet fra en studiedag holdt i York i fjor.
Merk at møtet starter med årsmøtet i MHSB. Dette beregnes å ta ca. 30 minutter, slik at selve foredraget beregnse å starte rundt kl. 19.30. Etter
foredraget inviteres det til enkelt taffel med ønske om en god sommer for oss alle.
Påmelding er ikke nødvendig. Evenandel ved taffelet er kr. 150,- og betales på stedet.
Rooker, recently retired from being a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in Cheltenham, put together three superb talks on The Genius of Leonardo da Vinci especially for us; it was the first Leonardo study day he had delivered;
as a fairly new lecturer on the NADFAS circuit he had previously been able to offer just the standard one hour lecture-format. The resulting whole study day was an outstanding success.
His passion for Leonardo grew from studying his anatomical drawings
and relating these to his own surgical career. Over 40 people attended this special event, including members from the south-east and from London, and several non-NADFAS visitors. The focus was on Leonardo’s apprenticeship, paintings, scientific inventions
and anatomical drawings. Leonardo received little or no formal education and used nature as his guide. He used his facility for draughtsmanship and astute sense of observation in his scientific drawings, making an incredible contribution to our understanding
of aeronautics, cartography, water engineering, and warfare, among many areas. We learnt how few paintings he produced, many unfinished, and about his methods of composition and technique.
His scientific ideas were amazing, and it is only recently
that so many of them have been made possible to achieve now that newer sources of power are available, particularly with the nineteenth century invention of the combustion engine; whereas in his day man- or horse-power were the only options for driving his
inventions. The accuracy of his anatomical drawings has become the basis for modern medical practice. We were left with a sense of a brilliant mind, full of curiosity, restlessly moving on to a new project, a new idea, a new technique: an incredible
genius in any age, but particularly so for his time, the early sixteenth century.
We left amazed, invigorated, and also exhausted by such an exciting study day showing us the lively curiosity, the inventiveness, energy and productiveness of this truly
‘Renaissance man’. "