This past fall I exhibited my photographs of aging at the International Arts and Health Conference in Port Macquarie, Australia. There I had an opportunity to experience Aboriginal art, and was captivated by its boldness and spirituality. Native Australians have a complex cultural tradition with music, song,
The plays of William Shakespeare written in the sixteenth century reflected the culture and opinions of his time. In Shakespeare’s day, life expectancy was in the 30’s, and Shakespeare himself lived to the old age of 52. In contrast to today’s population, very few people lived
October 12, 2009 “Aging Through a Physician’s Lens,” has been installed at the New York Academy of Medicine in Manhattan and will run through mid-January 2010. The exhibit features nearly twenty years of images taken in the course of my medical practice and travels. Curated by
Dr. Jeffrey M. Levine has authored numerous articles on topics related to healthcare of the elderly. These include medical history, prevention and treatment of chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers, elder neglect and abuse, and physical restraints. He has also edited a book on legal and regulatory aspects of nursing homes.