Art & Medicine

Pocket Guide to Pressure Ulcers: How I Took Those Photos

Many people have asked how I took the high quality photos of wounds in my recently published Pocket Guide to Pressure Ulcers.  I’ve been photographing pressure ulcers and other skin conditions in elderly persons since my geriatric fellowship in 1985.  The photos in this book were chosen

  28.08.2010

The Elders of Taquile Island in Peru

Taquile Island, a 452 acre rocky gem in the western part of Lake Titicaca in Peru, is home to a remarkably fit and sturdy group of elders.  I discovered them on an international road trip to find and photograph faces of aging and learn how different

  27.07.2010

A Taste of Ancient Peruvian Medicine

I just got back from a road trip through Peru to discover new faces of aging to add to my photographic portfolios.  This was my first trip to South America, and on the way I discovered riches in people and culture, but one of my most

  18.07.2010

Aging and Invisibility

My aging related art was recently covered in a post written by Paula Span in the New York Times blog, The New Old Age.  It was gratifying to spend time with this outstanding journalist and share my images, many of which are finally being shown after

  26.06.2010

Geriatrics, Humanistic Medicine, & Art

I recently served as keynote speaker at the American Medical Directors Association annual meeting in Long Beach, California.  The reason AMDA picked me was my photos of aging, which you can view on my online portfolio.  The title of my talk was Geriatrics, Humanistic Medicine, &

  14.06.2010

Another Cover Photo on The Gerontologist

The June, 2010 cover of The Gerontologist features one of my many images of aging.  I have been photographing human aging for the past twenty years, and this magazine has been publishing my work as cover art since 1996.   Links to more Gerontologist covers as well as

  1.06.2010

Ping Pong, Aging, and the Disuse Syndrome

On a trip to Australia this past November I had the opportunity to visit with and photograph the oldest professional ping pong player in the world.  98 year old Dorothy DeLow lives in a well kept home nestled in a suburb of Sydney.  She demonstrated her ability to

  19.04.2010

My Introduction to Australian Aboriginal Art

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,

  5.04.2010

Shakespeare, the Diversity of Aging, and the Need for Geriatrics

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

  21.03.2010

“Aging Through a Physician’s Lens” gets installed at the New York Academy of Medicine

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

  29.10.2009

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.