PSD 1 Working Draft

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The full Panel #713

About The Panel

The panel is 6×3 feet with a tan boarder. Behind all the things on the panel is a pinkish/peach  layer. The full quilt is 12×12 feet, and this panel is located on the bottom right. The panel can be found at Block 713. This quilt can be found at the NAMES Project website where there is more than 46,000 individual panels (AIDES Quilt). Check out the NAMES Project website for more information about their history and what they wish to accomplish. This panel was dedicated to Mitchell David Mucha.

The panel consists of four different types of colors, pinkish/peach, black, white, and a hint of red. I will be describing each item on the panel as well what they are supposed to represent to Mucha, the owner of this panel. The items that I will be describing from the panel is a doctor bag, stethoscope, the colors, and finally the lettering. I will be describing them in the same order I have mentioned them.

Doctor’s Bag

Old doctor’s bag that was used back in the day, it is a very dark color sort of like the color of the night. It has a very soft feel to it with a red cross in the middle.

The orginal Doctor’s Bag was the Gladstone which was made in the mid nineteen century by J.G. Beard. It was used for house visits to patients house. The contents inside of the bag is medical tools like stethoscope, clinical thermometer and tongue depressor some form of illumination, such as a torch, plessor, ophthalmoscope and auriscope; a test tube or two; and bottles of Benedict’s reagent and acetic acid to complete the kit (RACGP).



It seems like an object that has an interesting shape to it, the top part of it is similar on both sides. The top of it is silver but it doesn’t feel soft or rough. This long part of it is the same color as the bag except it has more of  rough touch to it.

The silver texture on the stethoscope.

The idea of the Stethoscope was from René Théophile Hyacinthe Laënnec, who got the basic idea from children who were playing in the background yard of one of his patients. It was later invented between 1816-1819. On August 19, 1819, Laënnec wrote an magmus opus, De l’Auscultation Médiate about the stethoscope was published. Laënnec was the first to help open the doorway to cardiac diseases.


It spells out the word Mitchell David Mucha M.D., in white with a pinkish/peach boarder. The stitching on the words is very rough. The letters are very huge and take up a majority of the space on the panel.

Undernearth that it says 1957-1985, they are also white with a pinkish/peach boarder. Mucha passed away at the age of 28. Next to his date of death is the letters M.D., which means Doctor of Medcine.

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