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October 2019

What If Miró’s Dots and Lines Are Not Simply Dots and Lines?

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  • 1School of Medicine, Universitat de Vic–Universitat Central de Catalunya, Vic, Spain
JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(10):1445-1446. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.4256

To the Editor We read with interest the recently published Perspective by Taran and Detsky1 that explored how diagnosing disease may be thought of in similar terms as interpreting modern art. The authors compared diagnosing with the experience of finding paintings’ meaning through the impressions that Catalan painter Joan Miró’s paintings Bleu I, Bleu II, and Bleu III transmit to the viewer. After different interpretations, they suggest the following question: What if the paintings were simply dots and lines?

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