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The positive power of paintings

Mike Barr
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (11): 679.
Published online: 1 December 2008

Well chosen artworks in the doctor’s waiting room can be an unwritten prescription for peace

“Your blood pressure is up today” is a not uncommon doctor-to-patient line. If it’s a one-off reading — and as long as it’s not dangerously high — a general practitioner will usually take into account that the patient is somewhat stressed just by being there.

  • Mike Barr

  • Adelaide, SA.


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