Medical Illustration

Interlude: Medical Visual

George Henry Ford Dissections

Broken bodies Illustrations of dissections in a series of original coloured plates, the size of life, representing the dissection of the human body. (1867) Anatomist: George Viner Ellis (1812-1900) Artist: George Henry Ford (1809-1876) All of the figures are drawn life-size from actual dissections and are printed in colors with… Read More »Interlude: Medical Visual

Spotlight: Karl Wesker

Karl Wesker

When I took Human Gross Anatomy I used a total of eight textbooks, flashcards, and anatomy resources on the internet to help drill all of the information into my head. But, the one book that I relied on and learned the most from was the Thieme (pronounced Tee-Ma) Atlas of… Read More »Spotlight: Karl Wesker

Interlude: Medical Visual

Albinus Tabulae sceleti et musculorum

Excuse me, your exquisitely detailed skeleton is blocking my view of the rhinoceros. Albinus and Wandelaar are by far my favorite duo of anatomist and artist. When the Tabulae sceleti et musculorum corporis humani was published in 1747 there was a lot of controversy over the illustrations because of the… Read More »Interlude: Medical Visual

Interlude: Medical Visual

It looks as if the baby was just placed in the cross section. Supplement Table B (1872) Topographisch-anatomischer Atlas, nach Durchschnitten an gefrornen Cadavern (An atlas of topographical anatomy after plane sections of frozen bodies) Author: Wilhelm Braune (1831-1892) Artist: C. Schmiedel    

Interlude: Medical Visual


Gives a whole new meaning to the term “still life.” Table 71 Ontleding des menschelyken lichaams (1690) Anatomist: Govard Bidloo (1649-1713) Artist: Gerard de Lairesse (1640-1711)