Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities


Glen P. Aylward 
Springfield, Illinois, United States


In Parkinson’s, the colors express the emotional intensity and frustration experienced by those with Parkinson’s Disease, while the inflammation and anatomic components of the disease are also depicted by the shapes. I have experienced these emotions and symptoms since my diagnosis of PD 8 years ago. The painting is acrylic on canvas.


Parkinson's. Glen P. Aylward. Acrylic on Canvas.
Parkinson’s. Glen P. Aylward. Acrylic on Canvas.



GLEN P. AYLWARD, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL. He previously served as Director, Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics/Psychology. Aylward is the author of seven books, numerous research papers and chapters, and the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development-4th Edition. He previously had a poem published in the journal entitled The Therapist. Painting, bonsai, and writing are his primary hobbies.


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