Painting of Edie Langner

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Painting of Edie Langner


Siegel, Wilma Bulkin (artist)
Women in medicine
Langner, Edie


Artist Wilma Siegel describes the subject: "Edie Langner is a retired Internist and Endocrinologist affiliated with Weill-Cornell Medical College. For many years she has worked with medical students in the 'Art of Observation' class at the Frick Collection. We met when she came up to Columbia University Medical Center to join Dr. Rita Charon, director of the Program in Narrative Medicine. I had been actively working there forming "Wilma's Clinic" where artists work with children bringing the healing powers of art into the hospital environment.

Under Dr. Charon, Edie began the Arts-In-Medicine Project at Columbia, which highlights the use of visual arts in medical education. This has expanded to classes at the Frick Collection, the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Medical students are given the opportunity to engage in drawing classes, and to work in the clinics with artists and children in the program of Wilma's Studio."


Portrait of Edie Langner by Wilma Bulkin Siegel.


Siegel, Wilma Bulkin

Date Created

2009, circa


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Is Part Of

Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine. Oral History Project Records, 2000-2009. H MS c420. Accession #2014-032.




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The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine Oral History Records were donated to the Harvard Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine by Wilma Bulkin Siegel, President of the Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine, in 2014.



Siegel, Wilma Bulkin, “Painting of Edie Langner,” OnView, accessed June 20, 2024,