Center for Humanities in Medicine

The Center for Humanities in Medicine supports Mayo Clinic’s primary value, the needs of the patient come first, by integrating the arts and other expressions of human culture into the healing environment.

The Center engages interconnected communities of patients, families, staff, learners, and the public to promote the artful and compassionate delivery of healthcare. Humanities in Medicine activities are open to Mayo Clinic patients, staff, visitors and community members and are made possible by the generous donations of grateful benefactors.

Nov 1, 2018

Don't Miss Our Last "Frankensteinian Celebration" of 2018: Hippocrates Cafe

By Sarah Mensink, @samensink


Mayo Clinic Dolores Jean Lavins Center for Humanities in Medicine is pleased to present "Hippocrates Café" at the Rochester Civic Theatre on Monday, November 12, 2018.
This session will explore “Frankenstein” through spoken words and music, drawing from the novel and source materials, as well as poetry and prose inspired by Mary Shelley’s work.

Hippocrates Cafe combines performing arts and medicine. It is a live show that uses professional actors and musicians to explore healthcare topics through story and song.

Hippocrates Cafe creator and host Jon Hallberg, MD, introduces show topics and provides narration throughout, giving context for all pieces.  Dr. Hallberg is an associate professor in family medicine at the University of Minnesota.  He is an award-winning medical educator and is medical director at the University of Minnesota Physicians Mill City Clinic.  Since 2003, Hallberg has been the regular medical commentator on the regional “All Things Considered” on Minnesota Public Radio.




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