chapter  9
9 Pages

Diego Rivera and His Extraordinary Art of Medicine and Surgery

The classical Mexican muralist Diego Rivera (1886-1957) was neither a scientist, physician nor surgeon. Diego Rivera did not study science, medicine, or surgery in a formal way. Yet Diego Rivera master­ fully painted the world and its unique surroundings, clearly recognized society and all of its iconoclastic characters and conceived the art of medicine in a way not represented by any other artist before.1'18 The purpose of this writing is to emphasize Diego Riveras extraordinary creativity, expressed in his art of medicine and surgery, to demonstrate the unique knowledge of the Mexican master about the medicine and surgery of previous and current times.