A German, Jewish gynecologist, artist, and popular science writer extraordinaire, Fritz Kahn (1888-1968) is considered by many to be the founder of conceptual medical illustration. Kahn produced a series of books during the 1920s on the inner workings of the… Read More »Man as Industrial Palace: the impact of Fritz Kahn
My illustration of the mosquito hemostat. A fabulous dissecting tool because it’s blunt so won’t cut through important structures and it easily spreads fascia, tissue, and muscle. (Sounds like a morbid infomercial.) Medical illustrators need to know more than human… Read More »Blunt Dissection
Vagus nerve stimulation therapy. Used to treat epilepsy by one of my favorite illustrators, Bryan Christie Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is a type of treatment in which short bursts of electrical energy are directed into the brain via the vagus nerve,… Read More »Interlude: Medical Visual
Imagine living with an agonizing headache for most of your life, only to realize that you’ve had a bullet lodged in your brain for 64 years. This is exactly what happened to a Chinese grandmother, Jin Guangying, who is living… Read More »Have a headache? Try removing the bullet.
Burning your brain. Not sure who the artist is. [via Arts, Design Blog]
Illustrations by Rich Carthew, a graduate student pursuing his Master of Art and Design at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. He’s studying the interplay between anatomical representation and technology from the time of Vesalius to the present. I’m hoping… Read More »Anatomics by Rich Carthew
Many of the medical animation studios are located here in the United States. That’s because demand for medical animation is higher here than anywhere else in the world. We can thank the big pharmaceutical companies and their deep pockets for… Read More »Interview with Top UK Medical Animation Studio Medi-Mation