Art and medicine 2: Pethidine by Dr Matthew Clark

Stanwell-Smith, Rosalind
February 2004
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Feb2004, Vol. 97 Issue 2, p93
Academic Journal
The article discusses the story behind the curvaceous carving entitled "Pethidine" and how it fits the theme of inequalities at the Brooke Epidemiology Art Prize in Great Britain. Doctor Matthew Clark stresses that Pethidine was carved based on their experiences in Papua New Guinea about childbirth. The curvaceous carving is designed to fit comfortably into the hand for easy grip. Furthermore, Clark's wife shouted pethidine during her labor.


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