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Habsburg dynasty and progenia

Bojana Cokić Zajecar, Serbia   Figure 1. The Habsburg dynasty Oscar Wilde (1854–1900, Irish poet) once said that “LIFE IMITATES ART. However, much more often, ART IS THE ONE THAT IMITATES LIFE.”1,2 In PROGENIA (mandibular prognathism) there is a poor relationship between the upper and lower teeth, upper and lower jaws, or between the jaw […]

Child’s play and art

Bojana Cokíc Zajecar, Serbia   Childhood is an important time of learning and development. Play is the work of childhood, affecting sensorimotor, cognitive, emotional, moral, and social development.1 Children have always played.3 Throughout history, children’s games have changed with the social environment. In past centuries, children’s play began in the evening, on the street, after girls […]

Women in medicine in Serbia

Bojana Cokić Zajecar, Serbia   Draga Ljočić-Milošević Draga Ljočić-Milošević, a feminist activist and the first female Serbian physician, dedicated her life to advancing women’s rights. She helped facilitate the emancipation of women in conservative Serbia and campaigned for gender equality in the field of medicine. The vast majority of Serbian women had few educational opportunities […]

The art of breastfeeding

Bojana Cokić Zajecar, Serbia   Breastfeeding is the greatest and most precious gift of nature that a mother can give to her child. It is the foundation of life, a healthy start strengthening the bond between mother and child. The mother feels warmth and love when she embraces her child. The child feels serenity, joy, […]

Down syndrome through the centuries in art

Bojana Cokić Zajecar, Serbia    Though fully described by John Langdon Down in 1862, this syndrome of delayed growth, characteristic facial features, and intellectual impairment has been featured in numerous works of art since antiquity. Ancient Egyptian figure, published by Kunze and Nippert in 1986 (1)   Clay figure from Mexico from about AD 500. […]

Obesity and art

Bojana Cokić Zajecar, Serbia   Obesity is the oldest and most common metabolic disorder of humans, as shown even by the sculptures of ancient civilizations, the Greek caryatids, and Egyptian sphinxes and mummies. Many artists have painted it on their canvases as seen through the prism of their artistic eye and in accordance with the […]

Reflections on medicine and art

Bojana Cokić Zajecar, Serbia           Down syndrome Adoration of the Christ Child Anonymous Metropolitan Museum of Art Prader-Willi syndrome La Monstrua Desnuda Juan Carreno de Miranda Museo Nacional del Prado Angelman syndrome Boy with a Puppet Giovanni Francesca Carota Castelvecchio Museum Dwarfism Bufón don Sebastián de Morra Diego Velasquez Museo del […]