Medicine: Medical Art

For those who could stomach it, there was a wonderful medical-art show on view last week in Baltimore's Enoch Pratt Free Library. Its 162 meticulous, gruesome pictures represented the work of about half of the nation's 50 professional medical artists. There was a portrait of an 89-pound tumor shortly after removal, a thorax without any viscera, a woman being skin-grafted after removal of her breast.

Many of the pictures will travel to other cities. The magazine Modern Medicine, which collected the show, chose Baltimore as an early stop because most top medical artists...

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