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Medical History in Art: A brief history of one of the most symbolic tools in medicine

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Yesterday (March 30th, 2018) was National Doctor’s Day in the United States, and we thought it would be fitting to do a feature on arguably one of the most symbolic tools in medicine. What is the tool portrayed above? The painting above features Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec using an early version of his invention – the stethoscope. The Inventor1 To the left is a portrait of Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec. Born in 1781, …

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Hidden Stories: The Fortune Teller

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“Hidden stories” is a series that is part of Arts PRN that focuses on challenging and building observational skills. How many details can you notice? Can you weave together a story from this one still image? Don’t forget to check out more series featured on Arts PRN here.  Test your visual intelligence by trying to decipher the story depicted in this painting from 1620 titled “The Fortune Teller” by Simon Vouet! While you’re giving it …

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Spot the Diagnosis! The Case of the Red Leg

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This week’s Spot the Diagnosis! looks at Miracle of Aurelia degli Angeli. Painted on canvas by Giovanni Battista Crespi in 1600, this piece pays homage to the life and miracles of Saint Aurelia degli Angeli. This woman looks to the Saint for aid, while doctors examine her red leg. While you’re giving it some thought, please consider taking 5 minutes to give us feedback on the “Spot the Diagnosis!” series. From newcomers to …

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Spot the Diagnosis! The Case of the Dutch Painter

In Arts PRN, Medical Concepts by Leah Zhao3 Comments

In 1665, Rembrandt painted an honest portrait of his younger colleague Gerard de Lairesse, unknowingly immortalizing this painter’s unique physical appearance for contemporary speculation. Like Rembrandt, de Lairesse was a celebrated Dutch artist who was widely influential in his time for his French-style paintings. Today, many believe that he shows facial manifestations of this infectious disease. Do you know what disease he may have had? While you’re giving it some thought, please consider taking …

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Spot the Diagnosis! The Case of Mona Lisa

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This is one of the most famous paintings in the world. Various medical diagnoses float around regarding the subject of this painting; was she missing her teeth and that is what caused her tight lipped smile? Or was it a result of facial paralysis? However, there may be physical signs of one intriguing diagnosis. Can you spot it? While you’re giving it some thought, please consider taking 5 minutes to give us feedback …

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Arts PRN Gallery Recap: Moments

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We are thrilled to announce the wrap up of our first gallery: Moments. We have included a recap of each submission below, along with a brief accompanying commentary. Click on each image to find out more about the art and author. Nikki         Our most diverse artist for this gallery, Nikki shared with us her personal struggles in health and medicine through paintings, performance art and poems. She inquired us to …