BIBLIOGRAPHY—Arts-in-Medicine I

Various UNM Libraries

Art as Examination of the Self, by Don Reed Campbell, an M.A. Thesis in Art that is brief but informative for newcomers to the art world.

Art and Soul: Reflections on an Artistic Psychology, by Bruce L. Moon, artist and art therapist with extensive clinical, teaching and administrative experience. "This book is a call to reintegrate the soul into treatment through art, a natural passageway." Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas Publisher, Ltd., 2004.

Art as Medicine: Creating a Therapy of the Imagination, by Shaun McNiff, art therapist demonstrates 'pioneering' techniques in art therapy that in effect revitalize both psychotherapy and art itself.

The Arts In Medical Education: A Practical Guide, by Elaine Powley and Roger Higson. Oxford, United Kingdom: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd., 2005. With accompanying CD.

But Is It Art?: The Spirit of Art As Activism, edited by Nina Felshin. Seattle: Bay Press, 1995.

Chanting: Discovering Spirit in Sound, by Robert Gass and Kathleen A. Brehony.

Communication Skills in Helping Relationships, Vonda LongPacific Grove, CA:
Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, 1996.

Creative Healing: How to Heal Yourself by Tapping Your Hidden Creativity , Michael Samuels and Mary Rockwood Lane.  San Francisco, CA: Harper San Francisco, 1998.

The Culture of Pain, David B. Morris.  Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1991.

The Dancing Healers:  A Doctor's Journey of Healing with Native Americans, Carl A. Hammerschlag, M.D., an account of a Yale-trained psychiatrist's twenty-year experience with Native American healing.

Death is of Vital Importance:  On Life, Death, and Life After Death, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, medical doctor, psychiatrist, and internationally known thanatologist, one of the pioneers in changing the way our culture looks at death and dying.

Doctors and Paintings: Insights and replenishment for health professionals, by John and Erica Middleton. Oxford, United Kingdom: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd, 2006.

Eight Weeks to Optimum Health:  A Proven Program for Taking Full Advantage of Your Body’s Natural Healing Power,  Andrew Weil.  Ballantine:  New York, 1998.

Empathy and the Practice of Medicine:  Beyond Pills and the Scalpel, ed. by Howard Spiro, Mary G. McCrea Curnen, Enid Peschel, Deborah St. James, a collection of essays exploring the meaning, practice, teaching, and theory of empathy.

Empowering Children through Art and Expression: Culturally Sensitive Ways of Healing Trauma and Grief, Bruce St Thomas and Paul Johnson. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2007.

Energy Medicine in Therapeutics and Human Performance,  James Oschman.  Boston, MA:  Butterworth Heinemann, 2003.

Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis, James Oschman. Philadelphia, PA: Churchill Livingstone, 2000.

The Expressive Arts Therapies, Elaine and Bernard Feder, a theoretical and practical guide to visual arts therapy, music therapy, and dance/movement therapy.  Good overview of the field.

Florence Nightingale:  Mystic, Visionary, Healer, Barbara Dossey. Oxford: Springhouse, 1999.

Grief and the Healing Arts:  Creativity as Therapy, ed. by Sandra L. Bertman, interesting compilation of articles, photographs, poetry, and narratives that provide examples of how the creative arts can significantly help in the grieving process.

Gesundheit!: Bringing Good Health to You, the Medical System, and Society through Physician Service, Complementary Therapies, Humor, and Joy, Patch Adams, M.D. with Maureen Mylander,  This is the story of Patch Adams’ lifetime quest to transform the health care system, without recourse to socialized medicine.  Nurtured by the generosity and idealism of its supporters, the Gesundheit Institute (founded in 1971 in West Virginia) is giving shape to this dream by building a free, full-scale hospital and health care community that will be open to anyone from anywhere.

Healers on Healing, ed. by Richard Carlson, Ph.D., and Benjamin Shield
Thirty-seven brief essays written for the book which focus on what healing really is and how it takes place, the power of a the healer within, what to look for in a healer, the function of spirituality in healing, the dramatic effects of the healing relationship, the role of attitudes and emotions, love as a healing force, healing and death. A wide range of authors from the healing profession most of whom are widely read and highly regarded.

The Healing Arts:  The Best American Artists Look at Medicine Today, curated and written by Wayman R. Spence, M.D., represents contemporary art that deals with the world of medicine and includes paintings, serigraphs, engravings, sculptures, fabrics, ceramics, glass and wearable art.

Healing Beyond the Body: Medicine and the Infinite Reach of the Mind, Larry Dossey.  Boston: Shambhala,  2001.

Healing, Intention, and Energy Medicine: Science,  Research Methods and Clinical Implications, Wayne JonasEdinburgh and New York: Churchill Livingston, 2003.

The Healing Touch of Music:  An Exploration,  Alana Woods.  Albuquerque, NM:  Sound Vistas, 2003.

Healing Words:  The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine, Larry Dossey M.D.,  Citing compelling studies and fascinating case histories, Dossey shows how prayer complements, but doesn't take the place of, good medicine.  He attempts to balance the scientific and the spiritual, the material and the nonmaterial.

Humanism and the Physician, Edmund D. Pellegrino, a collection of essays that explore the relationship of medicine and philosophy, medicine and ethics, humanism and medical education.

Illness and Culture in the Post-Modern Age, David Morris, an examination of specific historical convergences between biology and culture and how they have reconfigured our experience of illness.  (David Morris has also written The Culture of Pain and he lives in Albuquerque.)

Integrative Health Care:  Complementary and Alternative Therapies for the Whole Person, Victor S. Sierpina.  Philadelphia:  F.A. Davis, 2001.

The Living Energy Universe, Gary E. Schwartz. Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads Publications, 1999.

Love, Medicine, & Miracles:  Lessons Learned About Self-Healing from a Surgeon's Experience with Exceptional Patients, Bernie S. Siegel.

Mind and Body Health Handbook:  How to Use  Your Mind and Body to Relieve Stress, Overcome Illness, and Enjoy Healthy  Pleasures, David S. Sobel and Robert E. Ornstein.  Los Altos, CA: DRx, 1998.

Mirage of Health:  Utopias, Progress, and Biological Change, Rene Dubos, reaches through and beyond history to discuss biological and social adaptation of human beings, particularly with reference to disease and health.

The Mozart Effect:  Tapping the Power of Music to Heal the Body, Strengthen the Mind, and Unlock the Creative Spirit, Don G. Campbell.

On Doctoring  ed. by Richard Reynolds, M.D. & John Stone, M.D., a collection of stories, poems, and essays written by physicians and non-physicians alike--works that record what it is like to be sick, to be cured, to lose, or to triumph.

The Picture of Health:  Images of Medicine and Pharmacy, historical and multicultural selection of medical and pharmaceutical prints, posters, and caricatures from the William H. Helfand collection.  Images illustrate how views of doctors, pharmacists, and health care in general have shifted over the past two hundred years.

The Power of Sound: How to Manage Your Personal Soundscape for a Vital, Productive and Healthy Life, Joshua Leeds.  Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 2001.

The Reenchantment of Art, Suzi Gablik, introduces several new artists offering fresh approaches to making 'meaningful' art.  She is particularly concerned with the development of community, ecological awareness, and spiritual renewal.

The Role of the Humanities in Medical Education, ed. by Donnie J. Self published by the Bio-Medical Ethics Program at Eastern Virginia Medical School.  Short essays in which areas of the humanities (history, philosophy, literature, art, religion) are discussed in relationship to medical education.

The Scalpel and the Silver Bear, Lori Arviso Alvord and Elizabeth Cohen Van Pelt.  Dr. Arviso Alvord is a Native American surgeon who studied at UNM and is an advocate of a multidimensional approach to healing.

Singing for Life: HIV/AIDS and Music in Uganda, by Gregory Barz. New York, NY: Routledge Taylor and Francis Group, 2006. With accompanying CD.

Sounding the Inner Landscape : Music as Medicine, Kay Gardner.  Stonington, ME: Caduceus Publications,  1990.

Sounds of Healing:  A Physician Reveals the Therapeutic Power of Sound, Voice, and Music, Mitchell L. Gaynor.

Taking The World In For Repairs, Richard Selzer, M.D., a collection of essays that moves between Selzer's professional environment--the doctor's world of open-heart surgery and cleft-palate repair--and a much larger universe.

Tales from the Medicine Trail:  Tracking Down the Health Secrets of Shamans, Herbalists, Mystics, Yogis, and Other Healers,  Christopher Kilham. Emmaus, PA: Rodale, 2000. 

Uncommon Genius:  How Great Ideas Are Born, Denise Shekerjian, traces the creative impulse through the lives and work of forty winners of the MacArthur Award.  Written in narrative style.

The Visual Arts and Medical Education,  Geri Berg,  part of The Medical Humanities Series which is devoted to publishing original or out-of-print materials relating to perceptions the humanities bring to clinical practice and health care.  The series also serves to promote communication between clinicians, humanists, and the general public.   Excellent set of short essays.

Visual Journaling:  Going Deeper than Words,  Barbara Ganim and Susan Fox.  Wheaton, IL: Quest Books, 1999.

The Way of Qigong:  Ch’I kung chih tao:  The Art and  Science of Chinese Energy Healing Kenneth Cohen. New York:  Ballantine, 1997.


(Journals 3rd floor--stacked in alphabetical order)

Health and Environment Digest
Holistic Nursing Practice
Health Affairs:  The Policy Journal of the Health Sphere
Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health
Journal of Youth and Adolescence
Journal on the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Literature and Medicine
Medical Anthropology Quarterly


(Available  possibly through members of the community)

Won't You Join the Dance:  A Dancer's Essay into the Treatment of Psychosis, by Trudi Schoop with Peggy Mitchell, provides theoretical and practical insight into how movement can impact mind, body, and soul.


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