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Michelangelo’s David Reveals Artist Knew About Jugular Vein a Century Before Doctors

December 31, 2019 - General
Photo of Michelangelo’s David showing the jugular vein in his neck distended. Source: Jörg Bittner Unna / CC BY 3.0

A new study has shown that Michelangelo knew facts about the human circulatory system over a century before scientists and doctors. A prominent jugular vein in the neck of Michelangelo’s David shows that he had a high degree of anatomical knowledge. 


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