Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
by Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon, 347 pp, with illus, $39.95, ISBN 0-8032-2385-4, Lincoln, Neb, University of Nebraska Press, 2001.
The relationships binding opera with medicine are profound. Linda Hutcheon, professor of English and comparative literature, and Michael Hutcheon, professor of medicine, both at the University of Toronto, are uniquely suited to explore the complex and diverse connections between the two. In Bodily Charm: Living Opera, the authors continue the novel delineation of opera-medicine linkages begun in Opera: Desire, Disease, Death,1 a work of great interest to physicians who love opera.
Opera and MedicineBodily Charm: Living Opera. JAMA. 2001;285(23):3028. doi:10.1001/jama.285.23.3028-JBK0620-2-1