The Visual Arts and Medical Education

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The medical clinician and the artist are united in their need for a special visual awareness. For each, sight must transcend the immediately apparent. The clinician must penetrate the surface to comprehend what ails the patient, the artist must pene­trate color, form, and content to define truth.

 

The essayists and their topics are: Ber­nice M. Wenzel, who holds a joint appoint­ment in the Department of Physiology and the Department of Psychiatry at U.C.L.A., “Medical ...

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Overview

The medical clinician and the artist are united in their need for a special visual awareness. For each, sight must transcend the immediately apparent. The clinician must penetrate the surface to comprehend what ails the patient, the artist must pene­trate color, form, and content to define truth.

 

The essayists and their topics are: Ber­nice M. Wenzel, who holds a joint appoint­ment in the Department of Physiology and the Department of Psychiatry at U.C.L.A., “Medical Education: In Transition?”; Eric Avery, artist, photographer, and psychiatrist who completed his residency at the Psychi­atric Institute in New York, “Hands Healing: A Photographic Essay”; John Cody, author and psychiatrist who completed his training at the Menninger Clinic and has published After Great Pain, The Inner Life of Emily Dickin­son, “The Arts Versus Angus Duer, M.D.” and “A Grain of Sand”; Geri A. Berg, art his­torian and social worker who at the time of the dialogues was cochairperson of the Pro­gram of Humanistic Studies at Johns Hop­kins University School of Health Services, “The Visual Arts in Health Professional Edu­cation: Another Way of Seeing”; John Burnside, chief of the Division of Internal Medi­cine at the Hershey Medical Center, “Visual Arts and Skills Acquisition”; W. Sherwin Simmons, art historian who completed his doctoral work at the Johns Hopkins Univer­sity, “The Transformation of the Language of Vision”; Charles W. Rusch, head of the Ar­chitecture Research and Design Unit of the University of Oregon, “On theRelationship of Architecture and Medicine”; and E. A. Vastyan, head of the Department of Human­ities at the Hershey Medical Center, “Among Other Things, Art.”

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  • ISBN-13: 9780809310388
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/1983
  • Series: Medical Humanites Series
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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Geri A. Berg is an art historian and a social worker who at the time of these discussions was cochair of the Program on Humanistic studies at Johns Hopkins University School of Health Services in Baltimore, Maryland. She now lives in Portland, Oregon, where she is a social worker and coordinator of an out-patient health care team serving handicapped children and their parents. She is also a national consultant on art, humanities, and medical education.

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