Medicine and The Arts – Twin Pillars?

Class Details

The limits of science in the practice of medicine. Science and the Arts are the twin pillars on which our Western culture is based, yet they are polarised by our educational system. I believe that the Arts-Science dichotomy is fallacious as both are integral to the practice of modern medicine. Amongst the German doctors indicted at Nuremberg for crimes against humanity, many were men of refined culture, but making a humane physician means more than enjoying a night at the opera! I discuss the practical applications of scientific philosophy, theology, literature/theatre and fine art for the enhancement of medical education.

Class Co-ordinators

Michael Baum

Frequency & Time

Weekly on Tuesday, 12.00