In this section of the portal, we will develop a series of modules that explore the many and complex relationships between art and medicine, and the role of philosophy in medical thought and ethics. The experience of illness and pain are a crisis of human being, and the body is the meeting-place of biology and the mind, nature and culture. Humanities thinking helps us expand our ways of knowing about medicine.
Artists and physicians worked together to map the human body in the Renaissance, but art teaches medicine ways of seeing important for practice, and art expresses the human experience.
Physicians were often theologians and philosophers until quite recently (Avicenna, Maimonides); philosophy in health care in the modern era has become medical ethics, bioethics, and the ethics of care.
In addition to modules by students and scholars, we invite artists to share their work to this section.