Sunday, November 11, 2007

Great Moments in Medicine

After this week and being involved in the world of health care, I just had to post this beautiful and brillant Norman Rockwell parody by Kelly Freas, that appeared in the Fall 1970 issue of MAD Magazine. (Click on image to enlarge).

2 comments:

Ponto said...

It's a parody of a series of paintings called "Great Moments in Medicine" produced by the Parke-Davis Company in the 1950s through the '60s - I remember seeing examples hanging over the pharmacy counter of our local drug store. The artist was Robert Thom, not Rockwell, though he was described by P-D as "the Norman Rockwell of medicine":

http://tinyurl.com/2gxjz2

It was a great series - as a kid, I particularly liked the gorier paintings - those involving plague or wound treatment...

Johnny C said...

Thanks for the info on Robert Thom. I'd never heard of him or that series.