Wednesday, November 5, 2014

art and medicine

I could see from my office window today that something interesting had been put up in the courtyard of VKC: it proved to be a mixture of very varied (in terms of style, execution, period, medical exactitude or corporeal inspiration) treatments of the body in medical art, or art inspired by medical procedures.  Much of it was absolutely contemporary, by USC students; some reflected library holdings; plenty of pieces demonstrated a complete cross over between aesthetics and pragmatic bodily imaging.  It was occasioned by today's medical humanities conference - something that I was truly sorry that other commitments prevented me from attending.  OK - for "other commitments," read Admin Hell...

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