Tag: Arts in Medicine: April 2017


Attending Physician Guest Writer

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University


Ken Bishop is a hematology/oncology attending at Brown University, where he also completed his internal medicine and hematology/oncology training. He has a strong interest in palliative care and the role of narrative in cancer and end-of-life care. Working with trainees is the best part of his job. He can be found on Twitter at @kenbishop and on his blog www.kenbishop.md.



Klimt, Modernism, and Art’s Relationship with Medicine

In 1894, the State Ministry of Culture, Religion, and Education in Vienna commissioned three paintings for the ceiling of the Great Hall of the University of Vienna to celebrate the institutions accomplishments of Philosophy, Medicine, and Jurisprudence. When the artist who painted these works chose to make a bold stylistic statement, all three were heavily criticized for their eroticism, obscenity, and “ugliness.”