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David Odo (left), Harvard Art Museums’ director of student programs, and Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor Elizabeth Rider discuss the sculpture “Pieta.”

Prescribing art in medicine

January 30, 2017

The group of students and doctors hovered around “Pieta,” the sculpture of Mary cradling a dying Jesus, as if they had a real patient. With eyes to the injuries and to the comforting arms, they debated whether the cloth in Mary’s hands was for wiping her own tears or cleaning his bloodied body.

Advance in high-pressure physics

Harvard scientists announce they've created metallic hydrogen, which has been just a theory.

Three chords and some Kierkegaard

Brynn Elliott ’18 brings philosophical depth to songwriting.

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