Medical Illustration: From Drawings To Digital. Hippocrates,

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Medical Illustration: From Drawings to Digital Hippocrates, dubbed “The Father of Medicine”, knew the importance of learning about human health, stating, “A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive from his illnesses.” (BrainyQuote). Dating back as far as our primitive ancestors, archeologists have recovered cave paintings and primitive sculptures that indicate an early understanding of the human body. For example cave engravings found in Spain depicted a woman with a fetus inside of her (Tsafrir, Jenni and Avi Ohry). It is through evidence such as this, that Hippocrates gleaned his wise words. Experts believe it is man’s instinct to use images to convey ideas and…show more content…
His institutions have paved the way for medical illustration programs and the advancement in education of graphic design students nationwide. In the days of Brödel medically based illustrators were either physicians themselves that collaborated with an artist, or they were the artist as well as the medical brain behind it. In fact, as mentioned Brödel spearheaded the movement of mastering both the art of illustration as well as medical training. This is essentially what has influenced the career today. What started as a few institutions, Brödel’s schools of illustration have blossomed into a worldwide program in countless schools and coll We may not realize just how often we encounter this form of media. When we walk into a medical establishment and see a wall peppered with brochures and pamphlets adorned with digitally drafted diagrams or images we are viewing the graphic designs of a medical illustrator. For years medical doctors have been able to hand their patients brochures, journals, or articles that simplify medical jargon to help them understand their disease or condition. Medical illustration is a visual, virtual, and three dimensional model representation relating to medical or biological information (“Careers”, AMI). As years have passed, we have entered the digital age. Many have YouTubed a video on how the food we eat is digested, and follow the

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