Imaging is the great equalizer. When we look deep into ourselves from the vantage of this fundamental level, with exterior barriers and labels removed, we just might just see ourselves, other people, and our lives in a whole new light.
From Dr. Cullen Ruff’s Looking Within: Understanding Ourselves through Human Imaging, currently an Amazon Black Friday deal for a whopping $0.99 on Kindle.
When I see patients these days, it’s usually because I’m about to put a needle somewhere, but Ruff is old enough that he has decades of stories from an era where radiologists got (relatively speaking) a lot more patient facetime.
And yet, what a strange job we have, bypassing everything externally visible to study people’s insides.