Introduction

The Common Vein:  

-understanding the world in us and around us through images

Sperm Meets Egg – Conception and a New and Miraculous Spark of Life

The most miraculous event in all of human biology, within the grasp of all human experience, is conception.

Two cells meet and bond at the right place at the right time and a new life is created.  Most the time things go well, but sometimes they do not.

This event gives us insight into all other happenings in life. Two parts connect and bond at the right place and the right time, creating a new whole ….  and here starts our story.

If things are good then there is order and health, and if things are bad there is disorder and disease.

It is our purpose in life to find the disorder and try and bring it back to order.  It is called Tikun Olam in Jewish culture – or  “healing the world”.

This is not only the beginning but also the end of the story of The Common Vein..


BIOGRAPHY

 

This web site reflects the  philosophical, educational, and artistic pursuits of Ashley Davidoff MD, a resident of Newton Massachusetts.

The essence of the work revolves around the concept that the whole is bigger than its component parts.

The program encompasses a multidisciplinary approach  including biology, medicine, art, photography, music, poetry and gardening  to exemplify the unifying principles that govern the complexity of life in and around us.

Overview

 


THE COMMON VEIN – Medical Site

 


CONCEPTS AND PRINCIPLES

 

 


THE BODY

 


MEDICAL ART

 

 

DOG WALK ART

home, garden, Ashley Davidoff MD, The Common Vein

ANATOMY OF THE GARDEN

 


PHOTOGRAPHY

 


FINE ART

 


SCULPTURES

 


POETRY

 

 

The Common Vein is a web based educational project that explores complex issues by identifying the underlying principles and recurring patterns of the world around and in us.

For Whom?

TCV makes the principles of life and biology accessible to anybody. It is designed with the belief that the complexities of life and biology in order (health ) and disorder (disease), have roots in simple principles. TCV lays down these foundation tenets in the opening pages, and then advances in step-wise fashion to complexity.

Why?

To promote not only learning, but also understanding and appreciation.

How?

Fewer words more images.

  

Introduction 
Principles
Perspective
Structure   Parts
Histology Pathology
Bonds Blood Supply
Venous Drainage
Lymphatic Drainage
Nerve Supply
Ducts
Ligaments
Capsule
Normal Size
Shape
Position
Character

TCV