Tag Archives: Fall 2009

Humanities at the heart of healthcare

Victoria Bonebakker Portland, Maine, USA   Imagine doctors, nurses, receptionists, trustees, administrators, lab techs and physician assistants, books in hand, sitting in a hospital conference room, cafeteria or lounge. With a humanities scholar serving as a facilitator, they are discussing the novel, short story or poem they have read, and reflecting together on what it […]

Selections from Redefining the Medical Artist

Meena Malhotra (Fall 2009) Redefining the medical artist is an exhibition of work by the students, faculty, and staff of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Biomedical Visualization program. It was held at the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago from August 7th to October 16th, 2009. The works featured in this show […]

Redefining the medical artist

Meena Malhotra University of Illinois at Chicago, Biomedical Visualization Program (Fall 2009)   Medical illustration is a long-standing tradition that dates back to the sixteenth-century anatomist and physician Andreas Vesalius. In his preface to his book, De humani corporis fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body), Vesalius commented on the value of images and […]

Patricia – Vanishing Mother

Ellen Jantzen (Fall 2009) I normally deal with issues of reality in my artwork. I am intrigued with what is real, what is imagined. Are dreams real? Is what one sees, hears, and feels real? Aren’t elements of the world flavored and altered by one’s own emotional makeup and history? With all of this in […]

Dissecting Cadavers: Learning Anatomy or a Rite of Passage?

Emmanuelle Godeau Toulouse, France   In many medical schools, dissection of cadavers remains an essential component of the curriculum, even though surveys from the past 50 years have shown this is not the most efficient way of learning anatomy. Yet the persistence of dissections suggests a different role: a rite of passage and creating an […]