"Cure All" a poem by Herbert Abelson (2017 Issue)

Home-made chicken soup

Jewish penicillin

good for what ails you

equally effective for Gentiles.

Blood and Thunder is a medically themed arts journal published by the students of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.



  • This journal is created by OU College of Medicine students.
  • Each year, 30-40 1st-4th year medical students volunteer to be a part of B&T.
  • Each year, B&T receives 250-300 submissions. The students review each submission during their downtime from their school work.
  • We understand that being a medical student is a full-time job and are grateful to our students who help to keep this journal going.
  • It is the goal and purpose of Blood and Thunder to enhance the education of healthcare professionals through the exploration of art for artistic expression.
  • Each year, complimentary copies of this journal are given to all OU medical facuty, students, residents & fellows.
  • It is our hope that reading/viewing the works in this journal will help make our faculty & learners become better caregivers!


  • The 2017 issue is officially released
  • Thank you to all who joined us at the reveal and the Post Reception Open Slam Extravaganza aka P.R.O.S.E.!
  • Submissions in Visual Arts, Poetry and Prose for the 2018 journal opened on December 1, 2017! Click here for further information.