May 2, 2019

Leonardo at 500


Leonardo da Vinci was arguably the most creative person who ever lived. Exquisitely gifted in both arts and science, he practiced them as a “scientist of art and an artist of science." Five hundred years later, his anatomical drawings remain testimony to his unique way of engaging the world both artistically and scientifically. From pioneering the injection of molten wax into ventricles, to multiple views of specimens, to the recurrent use of cross-sections and cutouts, those drawings remind us of a brain that always thought in pictures. Yet, they also challenge us to understand what made Leonardo so creative. This may be especially worthwhile in times when medical education has been accused of hindering creativity.

Dr. Mangione is back at the College with this fascinating lecture. This event has sold out in the past. Pre-registration is highly encouraged. 

About the Speaker
Salvatore Mangione, MD is a clinician-educator with a long interest in Physical Diagnosis, Medical History and community service. His innovative programs and engaging teaching style have been recognized by multiple awards for clinical teaching, and his work has been featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the BBC, CNN, NPR and Forbes. Dr. Mangione has been an invited speaker at many national and international meetings, especially in regard to the role of visual arts as a way to teach bedside observation. He’s the author of the book “Physical Diagnosis Secrets.” Dr. Mangione received his MD summa cum laude from the Catholic University of Rome and trained in internal medicine and pulmonary and critical care medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. 

Light reception created by Catering By Design provided after the lecture.

The main Mütter Museum will not be open during this event.

Tickets are transferable to other people, but are not refundable.
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