Wednesday, March 27, 2013

what a hiker does

“Whenever I am faced with difficulties, even grave ones, I do what a hiker does in finding his trail blocked. If I can’t shove the obstacle out of the way, I either go over it or around it.” (BM 7:271)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

another quote of St. Francis of Sales

"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew."

Saturday, February 25, 2012

quote of St Francis de Sales

One of the things that keep us at a distance from perfection is, without a doubt, our TONGUE. For when one has gone so far as to commit no faults in speaking, the Holy Spirit Himself assures us that he is perfect. And since the worst way of speaking is to speak too much, speak little and well, little and gently, little and simply, little and charitably, little and amiably.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Medicine in paintings

Jose Perez- The public health doctor

Thomas Eakins- Dr Hayes Agnew

Medicine in Paintings

Robert C. Hinckley- The first operation under ether

Edvard Munch- The sick child

Robert Thorn- Semmelweis- defender of motherhood

Van Gogh- Skull of a skeleton with burning cigaret

Rembrandt- The anatomy lesson of doctor Nicolaes Tulp

Medicine in Paintings

Edouard Jean Conrad Hamman- Andreas and Vesalius

Mural paintings- Galen and Hippocrates

Weiss- Dissection picture

Peter Paul Rubens- Hygeia- Goddes of health

Antoine de Favray- Asclepius, the god of healing and medicine, seated half- length at a table, reading a book

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Oliver Twist

Men who look on nature, and their fellow men, and cry that all is dark and gloomy, are in the right; but the sombre colours are reflections from their own jaundiced eyes and hearts. The real hues are delicate, and need a clearer vision.
Charles Dickins- Oliver Twist