Visit the new Leonardo da Vinci’s exhibit


Paula Findlen, the Chair of the Stanford Department of History, oversaw this project to celebrate 500 years since the death of Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519).

The exhibit recreates Leonardo’s personal library, reflecting his wide-ranging interest in medicine, anatomy, cartography, astronomy, optics, architecture, philosophy, and other topics. 

Rare books from the Medical History Center that form part of the exhibit include the 1497 Liber ad Almansorem by Persian physician Rhazes, the 1528 Anatomice, sive de hystoria corporis humani by Italian physician Alessandro Benedetti, and others.

Click here to learn more about the exhibit. More information about the rare books and other resources in the Medical History Center can be found here.

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