The Art of Medicine

Winter 2016



  • A Look Inside

    A video introduction to this issue

  • A Reverence for Life

    Serving as an Albert Schweitzer Fellowships shapes one's career

    by Sarah Zobel

  • Eye of the Beholder

    Artists tap the circuitry of our visual system

    by Elizabeth Dougherty

  • A Thousand Words

    Stories of medicine unfold on canvas

    by Stephanie Dutchen

  • Museum Studies

    Art unleashes emotions and discussion among new doctors

    by Michael Blanding

  • Line Art

    Andreas Vesalius’s work fascinated neurosurgeon Harvey Cushing

    by Jeffrey Mifflin

  • Color Therapy

    Color blindness and gene therapy

    by Elizabeth Dougherty

Also in this issue

  • For the Women and Children

    Targeting health disparities and changing the odds

    by Elizabeth Cooney

  • Election Results

    Heads of government win greater risk of early death

    by Jake Miller

  • In Service

    For HMS student, mentoring fellow vets is natural

    by Bobbie Collins

  • Curbside Care

    Delivering health care to vulnerable populations

    by Jake Miller

  • Journey of Hope

    A young man charts a course to change health care

    by Jake Miller

  • Perfect Pitch

    Primary Care Center fields ideas to affect change

    by Jessica Cerretani

  • From the Dean

    Dean's letter to readers

    by Jeffrey S. Flier

  • Street Signs

    A review of Stories from the Shadows

    by Elissa Ely

  • BackStory

    Medical history from Countway Library

    by Susan Karcz

  • Five Questions

    A profile of Chao-Ting Wu, geneticist

    by Savannah Young

  • Taking a History

    A profile of Michelle Rivera, Class of 1992

    by Susan Karcz

  • "An Honor and a Privilege"

    Change in School's leadership

    by Jeffrey S. Flier

  • Together and Apart

    Flexible design reflects new curriculum goals

    by Jake Miller

  • Not-So-Bitter Pill

    Oral contraceptive use not linked with higher birth defects risk

    by Amy Roeder

  • Fiber Optics

    Neural signs of dyslexia may be present from birth

    by Nancy Fliesler

  • Wiggle Room

    Aging follows no single mechanism

    by David Cameron

  • Counterpunch

    Insights into triple-negative breast cancer

  • A Good Vibe

    Stochastic resonance found to alleviate apnea in preterm infants

    by Bonnie Prescott

  • Matter of Concern

    Particulates heighten cardiac risk for those with diabetes

  • More Than Meets the Eye

    Subtypes of serotonergic neurons yield insights on therapies

    by Stephanie Dutchen

  • Vulnerable Points

    Three genetic associations found for primary open-angle glaucoma

    by Suzanne Day

  • End Game

    Physicians found to forgo intensive end-of-life treatments

    by Emily Wilson

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    It's the Little Things

    Look at microcalcifications could aid cardiovascular patients

    by Haley Bridger

  • Opsin Options

    Human color vision has evolved

    by Elizabeth Dougherty

  • Cover Story

    From theme to ideation to design

    by Jill Carrico