Booker Taliaferro (Wright)

Booker Taliaferro (Wright) is ArtDoc

after the attack
after the attack

Patients who find the courage to meet the challenge of a devastating illness or injury inspire Dr. Booker T. Wright. So too do the service, commitment and bravery of soldiers. Recently retired from his orthopaedic practice, which included two years active duty in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps, Wright now has more time to explore his experiences through drawing and painting.

He was represented besides many other medical artists in the big exhibition “Wounded in action” by the AAOS. He has found art and medicine inform each other. “My experiences with human anatomy and function have provided me with deep appreciation of the human form, which translates into most of my artistic endeavors,” says Dr. Wright. “Often, I will exaggerate muscle definition or size to convey a feeling of power, or movement, or action.”


The early intervention of well-equipped medical teams and rapid transport to trauma centers has improved the ability of orthopaedic surgeons to save lives and limbs, says Dr. Wright. In this painting, a wounded civilian receives treatment from an army medical team while awaiting air evacuation

movie and website of exhibtion “Wounded in action” by AAOS


with huge gallery

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