Medicine and Art
- By: Jeremy Hugh Baron
Alan Emery is a distinguished British neurologist and an amateur painter; his wife, Marcia, is a librarian and trained psychologist. This book reflects their shared love of art and history, and contains more than 50 colour illustrations of works that portray the changing role of medicine in society. Each illustration is accompanied, on the opposite page, by a short article giving a succinct summary of both the career of the artist and the medical event illustrated. Fifteen of these articles have previously appeared in Clinical Medicine, the journal of the Royal College of Physicians.
The historical range is from a statue of Imhotep (physician to Pharoah Djoser) from 2600 bc to a Lancet cover from 2001 of Louise Rileys tapestry, The Patient and Researcher. The book includes both well known and obscure artists and a wide variety of clinical activities. Traditional Indian Ayuverdic and Chinese and Tibetan Buddhist medical systems