Re: Histology as a science or an art.?

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From:"KALIUCCI" <>
Date:Tue, 13 Apr 1999 18:29:32 -0700
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> From: Tim Morken 

> 1) Was Einstein (just to use a well known example) not born with a 
> gift? Do not singers have to develop a voice and practice?
	As a person who has been taking classical voice lessons for a few years
now, I can tell you that, while you start with decent singing voice, you
need training to improve your art.  You also use a bit of scientific
knowledge of your body to be sure you do not hurt your instrument, and also
to develop your instrument.  
We think of histology as art because we have to use our hands to accomplish
our end product, the slide.  We do not always rely on instruments, like
chemistry and hematology does.  I think that is the main reason we like to
think of ourselves as creating art.  Not everyone can do histology, as
those of us who have trained people can attest to.  Many people do not have
the ability to create beautiful slides, or can figure out the principles of
special staining.  You really need to be trained to be both.  Histology is
a combination of both.  

> 3)Who says art is 'like it or not?' Much of what we call art is drawn 
> from some basic human needs (and is scienctific discovery not a 
> 'need') and is repeated through many, many cultures throughout history 
> like singing, painting, stories, or invention of tools. Our collective 
> knowledge is so ingrained we don't even realize it is there!

 I think the ultimate artist would be a plastic surgeon.  Talk about
combining both art and scientific knowledge! :)

Well that's my rambling for tonight.  Off to voice lessons.
Kathy Liucci
Mesa, AZ

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