Art of Medicine
Apr 2018


Ryoko Hamaguchi
AMA J Ethics. 2018;20(4):392-395. doi: 10.1001/journalofethics.2018.20.4.imhl1-1804.

Figure. Instrumental

Instrumental Page 1


Instrumental Page 2


Instrumental Page 3


Watercolor and ink on paper.


Incorporating classmates’ unique one-word reflections on human anatomy and the experience of engaging with the bodies of our anatomical donors, this series captures a diverse spectrum of human emotions surrounding anatomical dissection. Grappling with the humanity of our varied reactions, we related ourselves—ethically and clinically, individually and collectively—to our first “patients” and their critical role in our education and growth as physicians.


AMA J Ethics. 2018;20(4):392-395.



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