Ten Years of Medicine and the Arts: 100 Selections from Academic Medicine, 1991-2001

Dittrich, Lisa R., ed.

Primary Category: Literature / Nonfiction

Genre: Collection (Essays)

Annotated by:
Willms, Janice
  • Date of entry: Apr-09-2002


Under the aegis of the Association of American Medical Colleges and its journal, Academic Medicine, the editor of the Medicine and the Arts column has collected 100 selections for publication in this volume. Each selection is made up of a piece of literature or art relevant to the medical humanities, followed by a commentary that elucidates or elaborates upon the contribution of the primary piece to the practice of medicine.

Given the wide-ranging nature of the art and literature in this collection, essentially every keyword listed in this database could come into play; those denoted above identify broad categories under which fall the works discussed. The artists represented vary from poets of the classical period, to ancient and modern painters, to writers who study the human condition in their fiction or essays. The scope is enormous; the adventure daunting.


This collection, because of its breadth of coverage of medical humanities and the stunning format in which it is presented, provides a marvelous view into the vast arena in which medicine, art, and literature meet and correspond with one another. This is a book to be used as impetus to delve further into the medical humanities--for students of each discipline invoked.


Paperback copies of this book are available for the cost of shipping and handling. Contact the AAMC orders office at 202-828-0416 (phone) or 202-828-1123 (fax).


Association of American Medical Colleges

Place Published

Washington, D.C.




Lisa R. Dittrich

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