‘The Surgeon as Artist’ – Manuela von Sneidern


As our first blog post, there is nothing much more fitting than a short, poignant essay which cuts through the classical division between contemporary arts and surgical practice. With exceptional imagery and subtle metaphors, this piece references art history and current surgical techniques to draw comparisons between the two fields. Is the surgeon-artist ‘a less desirable alternative to the precision and accuracy promised by medical machines’? Reforming Anatomy would argue perhaps not, but it’s for you to decide. Enjoy and feel free to share your thoughts!

Link to literature: http://ewp.cas.nyu.edu/docs/IO/39266/sneidernsurgeon.pdf

Happy weekend!
Reforming Anatomy

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