Art for wounded warriors
These physician-created artworks reflect orthopedic surgeons' experiences treating wartime injuries. An exhibit featuring these and other pieces will be on display through March 5, 2012, at various locations. "The Bone Garden," by Joseph Benevenia, MD, a sculpture welded using the steel from discarded surgical instruments, is intended to convey World War II's devastating impact on Berlin. Dr. Benevenia, an orthopedic surgeon who treats patients at the East Orange campus of the Veterans Administration New Jersey Health Care System, says he is inspired by "the courage these individuals display when faced with the supreme challenge to guard their lives and the lives of others."
Images courtesy of the AAOS