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Medical Humanities Guide: Overview

This guide is dedicated to the exploration of the intersections and influences between the practice of medicine and the arts. The guide also offers a descriptive list of recommended readings for the Medical Humanities Minor.


This guide offers a starting point for an exploration of the intersections and cross influences between the practice of medicine and the arts.

As distant as the two notions—medicine and art—may at first seem, they do share a common goal; the goal of completing what nature has not. Each is an attempt to reach the ideal, to complete what is incomplete, to restore what is lost. -- M. Therese Southgate, M.D.

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