Mid-July in Ann Arbor means heat, humidity and sun, with a splash of sporadic thunderstorms. But it also means Art Fair, 4 days of celebrating and supporting the work of artists from around the nation.
In honor of the Ann Arbor Art Fair, I will be posting daily this week about art as an illness narrative. I love to think about how the practice of medicine is both a science and an art, and I stumbled upon this interesting article called Medicine: Science or Art? which teases out this idea.
“Medicine is both an art and a science. Both are interdependent and inseparable, just like two sides of a coin. The importance of the art of medicine is because we have to deal with a human being, his or her body, mind and soul. To be a good medical practitioner, one has to become a good artist with sufficient scientific knowledge. Technology covered with the layer of art alone can bring relief to the sick” (S.C. Panda 2006).