Friday, September 20, 2019

When the Whole is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts."
- Aristole

Since May 2018, over 1,600 physicians have made over 1900 contributions to our GoFundMe effort in support of physician plaintiffs involved in three class action antitrust lawsuits against the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the American Board of Radiology (ABR), and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). Details on those lawsuits can be found elsewhere on this blog.

Over the past months, I have watched us approach our funding goal for this effort bit by bit, as more and more physicians learn of the lawsuits and this work to help our working colleagues.

I recently completed an original 18" x 24" (acrylic) painting (with a hat tip to Chuck Close) celebrating this group effort by physicians. Up close, it doesn't look like much:

But viewed from farther away, the whole looks very different than those individual parts:

There is strength in numbers.

I just received a batch of full sized (18" x 24") limited-edition high-quality professional giclees of this artwork printed on heavy canvas paper that I will offer to $1000 donors to our GoFundMe campaign until we meet our funding goal, signed by yours truly. Just send me me the shipping address via the GoFundMe sight email after a donation is made if you'd like one and I'll be sure to send one on.



Anonymous said...

How many ABMS Board-certified physicians in the US? ~ 800K
How many contributors? 1600
That means that all of 0.2 % have contributed.
With all the complaining, that's a disgrace.
That's why doctors are whiners, not winners.

NO MOC said...

It looks like a shield or an eagle to me. $1000 is a good price for a signed WesFisher. A lot better looking than a Dali print or Picasso and much more affordable. Probably .0002 percent in comparison.

How about creating a NO-MOC masterpiece. Limited edition of 20 for 5K each. We get 10K in donations for a quilt at the elementary school auctions. This is history in the making and being a part of history should be worth far more!

Maybe you could get the ABIM Foundation or the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce CEO to invest in one for their walls! Or put the rest to the gavel at Sothebies.