Ars Medica is a biannual literary journal, started in 2004, that explores the interface between the arts and healing, and examines what makes medicine an art. Ars Medica remains the only medical literary journal in Canada, and one of a handful of such journals in the world, in the rapidly developing international field of the humanities in healthcare.
Ars Medica allows a place for dialogue, meaning-making, and the representation of experiences of the body, health, wellness, and encounters with the medical system. Content includes narratives from patients and health care workers, medical history, fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. We also include sections on writing by and about children, and writing about international health. These are voices that are often silenced in healthcare.
2015 Humanities Poetry and Prose Contest
Co-Sponsored by Ars Medica and CMAJ
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By Masood Hassan
These images were produced at the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences in a learning activity to provide radiological technology students with an opportunity to develop a better understanding of X-ray attenuation and technical factors. This was a highly successful activity, which the students enjoyed.