Wednesday Web Sighting A Blog on Medicine in Art

Some months ago I came upon a unique blog, Ars Medica, by Paul O’Connor. The title means “medical arts” in Latin. O’Connor studied medicine before delving into the humanities. Now he writes and gives a seminar on Literature & Medicine at Trinity College in Dublin.

The site’s theme is portrayals of physicians, medicine and illness. There are short book reviews, essays on film and among other items lately, work posted by students. I am particularly drawn to a recent post on reading poetry to people with dementia.

Worth a visit!

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