Medical issues (Temas médicos)

Medicine is considered a field of knowledge which aims for prevention, treatment and eradication of diseases. According to WHO, health does not only imply the absence of disease but it is also connected with physical, mental and social well being of humans. Various medical acts are performed every day.

Considera-se a medicina como a área do conhecimento destinada à prevenção, tratamento e erradicação das doenças. Para a OMS a saúde não corresponde somente à ausência de doença, mas também ao bem estar físico, mental e social dos seres humanos. São diversos os actos médicos praticados.

Jan Steen (ca 1620-1679)-'pregnant woman'-oil on canvas Prague-National Gallery

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)-'science and charity'-oil on canvas-1897 Barcelona-Museo Picasso

Frans van Mieris the elder (1635-1681)-'doctor feeling the pulse'-oil on canvas-1657 Wien-Kunsthistorisches Museum

David Teniers the young (1610-1690)-'uroscopy'-oil on canvas Bruxelles-Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts

Gerrit Dou (1613-1675)-'the dropsical woman'-oil on panmel-1663 Paris-Musée du Louvre

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