Just back from a fantastic trip to Galveston, TX. Galveston is a barrier island off the coast of Texas, in the Gulf of Mexico, about an hour outside of Houston. I was there to visit the University of Texas Medical Branch, home of the only PhD program in Medical Humanities in the U.S. I was invited to give a lecture and workshop on Graphic Medicine.
This was my hotel on the Galveston Bay Pier.
And watch them co-exist very peacefully with the shrimpers.
The morning of my workshop, we visited the Blocker Museum of the History of Medicine, to see the original medical school lecture illustration drawings of Dr. G.W.Eggers, showing how “anthropormorphised”cells heal a fracture in bone.
We also saw a few other amazing items in their collection.
My workshop was a great success. Once again, adults were willing to pick up crayons and do fantastic things with them.
The historic and amazing venue for my lecture, the former anatomy theater of 122 year-old “Old Red.”
One last highlight of the trip was a boat ride into the Galveston Bay, where we approached a scuttled concrete WWI war ship, the Selma.
Also docked in the Galveston Bay is the tall ship Elissa.
Thanks to my amazing hosts, the Medical Humanities program at UTMB, and of course, the inspiring Amerisa Waters who shuttled me around and made sure I was well cared for while in Galveston.
Hope to be back sometime soon!