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    24 October 2008

    Piero della Francesca and multiplanar recons

    From Piero della Francesca's, De prospectiva pingendi, Book 3, figure lxiv. Casa Editrice Le Lettere

    The brain continues to be represented using projections first devised in Renaissance Italy to illustrate the head; and for the neuroscientist 600 years later, Piero's little known illustrations provide a remarkable legacy of graphic representation that endures to this day

    GD Schott
    Perspectives, The art of medicine: Piero della Francesca's projections and neuroimaging today
    The Lancet 2008; 372:1378-1379

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