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July 1964


Arch Intern Med. 1964;114(1):163. doi:10.1001/archinte.1964.03860070209035

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Any physician who has a modicum of interest in the fine arts will be exhilarated, as I have been, with the Kalendar Nederlands Klassiek Verbond. For the last two years I have obtained one. The first came as a gift from Professor Heckscher. One of his classic contributions to scholarship in the field of medical graphic arts, his magnificent description of Rembrandt's painting "The Anatomist," I reviewed in the Archives some time ago. I do not know what may be the background, the foreground or the raison d'être of these handsomely produced and elegantly illuminated calendars. Heckscher's Imago calendar for 1963 had the theme ancient art and its echoes in postclassical times. The Imago calendar for 1964 deals with humor, whimsey, and caricature in the plastic and graphic arts of classical antiquity. To begin with there are excellent reproductions of various forms of art, not just painting and sculpture, but

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