Art for Healing

Posted by Harriet Hodgson @harriethodgson1, Oct 26, 2018

Kudos to the Montreal Museum of Fine Art for allowing physicians to write prescriptions for free admission to the museum. And kudos to Mayo Clinic for its art program. From the beginning, Mayo Clinic believed that art can uplift patients and foster healing. Whether it’s Rochester, Jacksonville or Scottsdale, Mayo Clinic displays a wide range of artwork for patients. The Rochester site published a brochure for a self-guided tour of artwork. I live in Rochester and every time I’m at Mayo, I take the time to look at the artwork.

We are kindred spirits.

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@harriethodgson1

We are kindred spirits.

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Yeah, how about that>>>>music too.

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@jenniferhunter

OK, how cool is this? A pediatric surgeon who draws pictures on the bandage dressings for his your patients. I love this and it's a way to help kids feel better about some scary procedures. What a cool doctor! He doesn't think he's an artist, but this is little drawings for healing for kids. https://www.akronchildrens.org/audio_video/725c0260866c4078a0b454986803bbf7-all-dressed-up-dr-robert-parry.html

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Just wonderful @jenniferhunter ! I’ve actually started on some sewing! By hand. I’ll try my sewing machine later today

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@jenniferhunter

OK, how cool is this? A pediatric surgeon who draws pictures on the bandage dressings for his your patients. I love this and it's a way to help kids feel better about some scary procedures. What a cool doctor! He doesn't think he's an artist, but this is little drawings for healing for kids. https://www.akronchildrens.org/audio_video/725c0260866c4078a0b454986803bbf7-all-dressed-up-dr-robert-parry.html

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@jenniferhunter I love this doctor! If all doctors cared that much about their patients to do something special it would make a world of difference.
JK

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I wanted to share a story I recently discovered. The Mayo Brothers had a connection with Northwestern in Chicago, and commissioned a portrait of themselves and gifted it to Northwestern. Here is an excerpt and a link to the story.

"The portrait was presented to Northwestern University in 1929, partially in gratitude for an honorary degree of Doctor of Science bestowed to Dr. William Mayo in 1929* and in honor of Dr. Charlie Mayo's Alma Mater (Northwestern University), MD Class of 1888 and MA 1904. Dr. Charlie was awarded an honorary LLD in 1921. For many years there was an annual lectureship in surgery in his name at the medical school. He was recipient of the Alumni Merit Award in 1934 and was a trustee of the University."

https://galter.northwestern.edu/News/return-of-the-mayo-brothers-portrait-to-galter

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