Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

The Siege

Glen P. Aylward 
Springfield, Illinois, United States


The Siege reflects the battle society is currently waging against a formidable adversary—COVID-19. The colors indicate fear and frustration, but also hope. Front-line medical personnel wearing PPE are depicted in the background. The painting is acrylic on canvas.

The Siege. Glen P. Aylward. Acrylic on canvas. - a painting of COVID-19
The Siege. 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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