June 10, 2020

Ep.20 - Alan Emery - Doctor-Patient Relationship in Art (From Ancient Greece to the Present Day)

Doctor-Patient Relationship in Art (From Ancient Greece to the Present Day) by Prof Alan Emery.


The doctor-patient relationship has changed considerably over the centuries. There have often been cyclical changes: diagnostic improvements leading to increased respect but often followed by disillusionment if there is subsequently no effective treatment. The relationship is especially exemplified in works of art because, as John Berger has emphasised, ‘No other kind of relic or text from the past can offer such a direct testimony about the world which surrounded other people at other times.

Speaker: Professor Emeritus Alan Emery (Edinburgh and Oxford University)


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