The Petre Shotadze Tbilisi Medical Academy is realizing the project – Kids University “Medicine and Art”. Registration is required for participation in the project - http://tiny.cc/4py5nz.
We have to coexist with different microorganisms. Some of them live on surfaces of our body, others – inside our body. Most of these microorganisms are harmless and their presence is essential for health maintenance. However, some of them may cause the development of infectious diseases under the appropriate conditions. One of such microorganisms is mycobacterium, it is responsible for tuberculosis development. This infectious disease mainly affects lungs. Until the twentieth century it has been considered as incurable disease. Tuberculosis has claimed the lives of many artists. One of the most tragic examples is the expressionist painter Amadeo Modigliani. He died because of tuberculosis meningitis on January 24th, 1920. His 8-month pregnant wife Jeanne committed suicide the next day.
Unfortunately, this example is not the only case of infectious diseases widespread among artists. To review and discuss other examples as well as artwork dedicated to infectious diseases register and get involved in the project.