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25th November 2022

In Recovery, The Lost Art of Convalescence (2022), written with the aftermath of Covid in mind, Gavin Francis argues persuasively for greater time and attention to be given to the business of getting better. Physical comfort in bed is important to the patient's well-being, and La Convalescente (1906, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille) by Bernard Boutet de Monvel (1881-1949) illustrates this beautifully.

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