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LECTURE: Ed McCarthy, "The Arts of Medicine"

  • The Suburban Club 7600 Park Heights Avenue Pikesville, MD, 21208 United States (map)

The Arts of Medicine
Ed McCarthy, professor of pathology and orthopedic surgery at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. McCarthy will explore the aesthetics of medical science through the various interfaces between art, medicine, and health. These include the use of medical illustration to obtain a deep understanding of disease and the proper delivery of healthcare, illnesses captured within works of visual art (either intentionally or unintentionally), images of doctors as portrayed in art, and finally, the use of art therapy for patients suffering with mental illness and trauma. Dr. McCarthy will also discuss the value of art analysis as a tool to instruct the diagnostic mind and increase one’s powers of observation.

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