Explore essays addressing the interface between arts, culture, and medicine, including movie and book reviews and rare glimpses into the therapeutic application of arts to the human body.
In this Medical News article, experts discuss how various arts program can help medical students see people with dementia in a positive new light.
This Arts and Medicine essay describes the growth of clinical role-play ASMR videos online, reviews what little is known about the ASMR phenomenon, and discusses it in the context of placebo response research.
This Arts and Medicine essay reviews a museum exhibit devoted to the Bowery series, an early attempt at prostate cancer screening that recruited vulnerable men to undergo surgical prostate biopsies, and the career of Tod Dee Craig, the artist who illustrated the surgical procedures and findings.
This Arts and Medicine essay examines the art of Marilène Oliver, who uses data from medical imaging to create works representing the human form, thereby hoping to a forge a connection between clinical data and human expression and consciousness.
This Arts and Medicine feature reviews the American Ballet Theatre’s 2017 production of Richard Strauss’ Whipped Cream (Schlagobers), a collaboration between choreographer Alexei Ratmansky and pop surrealist Mark Ryden, which tells the story of a boy’s admission to and rescue from a nightmarish hospitalization.
This Arts & Medicine essay reviews the 2018-2019 Broadway revival of The Waverly Gallery, a Kenneth Lonergan play that tells the story of the effects within a well-to-do Manhattan family of the decline of a family member from progressive dementia.
This Arts and Medicine essay reviews The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Stars: A Neuropsychologist’s Odyssey, a book of essays, case studies, philosophy, history, and magical realism by Oxford-trained neuropsychologist Paul Broks that explores ideas about the brain, consciousness, and sense of self.
The Arts and Medicine feature reviews the film Beautiful Boy, a dramatization of journalist David Sheff’s 2008 memoir about his son’s descent into methamphetamine addiction and his tentative recovery.
This study assesses 6 putative portraits and self-portraits of Leonardo da Vinci to provide evidence that the artist had strabismus.
This Arts and Medicine feature contains a heart-themed crossword puzzle.
This Arts and Medicine essay reviews the 2 best graphic medicine publications of 2018: Ellen Forney’s Rock Steady, about her approach to self-managing her bipolar disorder, and Marnie Galloway’s Slightly Plural, about overcoming cultural myths of pregnancy and motherhood to develop one’s own story of parenting.
This Arts and Medicine essay describes the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project, a program that brings poets and facilitators to dementia care settings to reduce social isolation and nurture creative expression among older adults with cognitive deficits.
This Arts and Medicine essay describes an art installation that commemorates the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with clinical elements that illustrate the relevance of the novel’s story and themes to medical research and practice.
This Arts and Medicine essay discusses the relevance of poetry to clinical medicine in an edited transcript of a conversation between physician-poet Rafael Campo and National Book Award–winning poet Mark Doty.
This Arts and Medicine essay reviews a traveling US exhibit created by the US National Safety Council that honors the human costs of the opioid addiction crisis and engages visitors in strategies to manage opioid use and prevent future deaths.
This JAMA Arts & Medicine article features work in which artists living with cystic fibrosis express their experiences.
This Arts and Medicine essay discusses efforts in US medical centers to develop wall portraiture that honors the full diversity of medical school classes and junior faculty.
This Arts and Medicine essay describes the use of wheelchair ballroom dance workshops to partner standing abled and seated disabled dancers as a means to equalize the 2 and challenge prevalent attitudes about disability.
This Arts and Medicine essay reviews Pathogenesis, a deck-building card game in which players accumulate cards that represent the battle between microbial pathogens and the body’s physical defense barriers and adaptive and innate immune responses.
This Arts and Medicine essay reviews Botched, a reality television show featuring patients seeking revision plastic surgery, praising it for its realistic depiction of complications and bad outcomes against the trend of unrealistic representations of plastic surgery online and in social media.
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