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Oscar Wilde believed “Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.” Upon viewing the accompanying video animation of the anatomical relationships of Pectoralis Major and Minor created by Dr. Raf Ratinam, I became truly inspired. 

Inspired to write an article, even two. Inspired by the mastery of the complexity of the human form—and, an artist’s understanding of it. Inspired to explore the possibilities of the endless meaningful and powerful ways to impact my chosen field of medicine. Ways that involve navigating traditional and outside-of-the-box realms. All carrying the potential to change the world.

So, I will let you be the judge of whether life influenced art...

Credit: Wikipedia (Artwork by Nathan Shaner, photography by Paul Steinbach, created in the lab of Roger Tsien in 2006.) Credit: Wikipedia (Artwork by Nathan Shaner, photography by Paul Steinbach, and created in the lab of Roger Tsien in 2006.)

While I could spend endless hours gazing at paintings in the Louvre or marveling at the antiquities in Berlin's Egyptian Museum, I find most modern art to be infuriatingly inane. For instance, the first and only time I went to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 2002, there was...