Leonardo concluded scientific theories that the rest of the world would not address until centuries after his time and the naturalistic techniques he used led to the birth of modern anatomy. Leonardo was the first to think of streamlined ships, helicopters meant for human flight, invent a diving suit with an air reservoir, to understand the position of leaves on stems of plants, draw an accurate picture of the heart and describe its function a...
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...o make connections between different studies, and apply them to solve problems; this was exceptional for scientists in his era. Some of his discoveries helped other scientists, centuries later, to discover their theories, and Leonardo still did not receive credit for his work. Leonardo only received recognition for his artwork and models for his research, which no one marveled in the importance of until three centuries later when his journals were translated. People admired Leonardo’s journal illustrations but, “[t]he purpose of Leonardo’s was to reveal structure and sometimes function through visual demonstrations of the actually dissected material” (Belt 13), they did not realize the scientific importance behind it. Although Leonardo’s models are impressive artistically, his illustrations and theories were important scientifically and centuries ahead of his time.
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