Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
This is a handsomely produced volume of 53 superb reproductions of paintings
and drawings that reflect the physician's role in society, especially the
relationship between doctor and patient. The book is not a coffee table decoration
but, rather, a scholarly work that provides a broad overview of the practice
of medicine from the 13th to 21st centuries. The illustrations give a taste
of what medicine was like, an impression difficult to convey in a standard
textbook history of medicine.
Braverman IM. Medicine and Art. JAMA. 2003;290(20):2739-2740. doi:10.1001/jama.290.20.2739