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New anatomical light is shed on old masterpiece

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 02 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4178

Ars Longa, Vita Brevis (Hippocrates)

Art is magic. With the speed of light, it travels from our senses to our
sensibilities to our soul. With the skill of an alchemist, the artist translates a
story of common pain into a picture of uncommon beauty. Like God, who
created us and all life from dust and dirt, the artist uses dust and dirt to
memorialize God's creation.

Competing interests:
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Competing interests: No competing interests

19 August 2010
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA