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Mankind and the camel: An old romance

James L. Franklin Chicago, Illinois, United States   Figure 1 (left). Dromedary camels, Saudi Arabia. Figure 2 (right). Bactrian camel, Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, Illinois.   “The camel is a horse designed by a committee.” This quotation is attributed to Sir Alec Issgonis (1906–1988), a British car designer who worked for the Morris Minor Company […]

Beauty is everywhere: looking at our hospital with new eyes

Giorgina Piccoli Gilberto Richiero Torino, Italy   What happened when an artist walked down the corridors of a conventional, rather undistinguished fifty-year-old hospital that was neither ancient nor famous and looked for beauty? He found it. For beauty is everywhere and everybody needs it. It is in the eye of the beholder, a truism now […]