The Future Triumph of Medical Science Over Cancer: a mural for oncology

Soto-Perez-de-Celis, Enrique
November 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/4/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 10, p1039
Academic Journal
The article discusses the details of the mural entitled "The Future Triumph of Medical Science over Cancer," by David Alfaro Siqueiros at the Institute of Social Security Oncology Hospital in Mexico City, Mexico. The 26-metre-long mural painted in acrylic on wooden panels highlight the social implications of medicine and its responsibility to the people. The mural which depicts the body of a naked woman rests on a linear particle accelerator, from which a beam of energy seems to shoot toward two grotesque creatures that represent cancer. The mural represents the power of medicine as one of the main driving forces behind the well-being of the country and the hope it can bring to those in need.


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