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Humanities in Medicine

April 3, 2019

From Sadness to Smiles: Art Inspires Emotional Healing

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

When Bill Hoffman arrived at Mayo Clinic’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, he was so weak he could barely move. Not only was his strength gone, his happiness had disappeared, too. That began to change when Bill picked up a paintbrush and immersed himself in the creative process.

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Tags: Carol Graziano, Dr. Mitchell Humphreys, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


December 2, 2014

Still in Wild Water: 150 Years of Healing

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

The sesquicentennial year for both the American Civil War and Mayo Clinic is coming to a close, and before it does, we’d like to use art to show how these two have connections that started over 150 years ago. During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln was once referred to as “still in wild water” for […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic in Florida, MayoClinic150, MayoClinicFL


July 19, 2013

Harmonica Helps Pulmonary and Lung-Transplant Patients Breath Easier

By Lauren Venoy LaurenVenoy

After surviving two separate lung transplant procedures in 2005 and 2008, musician Larry Rawdon is sharing new ways of healing through music with other patients at Mayo Clinic in Florida. It was, after all, music that led him to Mayo Clinic and aided in his recovery after he was diagnosed in 2002 with idiopathic pulmonary […]

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Tags: 3790, 5254, 5314, 5324, 5334, cardiothoracic, cardiovascular, Cesar Keller, Florida, Harmonica, Larry Rawdon, lung transplant


July 28, 2011

Renee Caswell, M.D. Shares her Creative Talent

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

Dr. Renee Caswell, an anesthesiologist and Director for the anesthesiology residency program at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, shares a passion not only for medicine and education but also for the creative art of quilting. From July through September, Dr. Caswell’s work will be showcased as part of the Humanities in Medicine Loaned Artwork Program in the […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, Arizona, quilt, Renee Caswell


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