Archive for Human Anatomy

May the Fourth be with you. 9 anatomical structures named “4th” that will always be with you.

Happy Star Wars Day! Last weekend at the US Science and Engineering festival, I had the lovely honor of being part of the National Museum of Health & Medicine Booth in Washington, DC. While there, I got to paint some anatomy of the forearm on…

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9.5 Last-minute Halloween Costume Ideas for Science Lovers

Are you ready for Halloween? We rolled up our crafty (or nerdy) sleeves to bring you easy, fast, and environmentally friendly Halloween costume ideas for scientists and science lovers. Bonus- none of these costumes involves you with a lab coat. Here are the 9.5 Last-minute…

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Medical Media and Power of Illustration

Medical Media for Education Not so long ago, it used to be that only experts could access expert knowledge, research, and diagnosis. There was a great divide of knowledge between doctors and patients. Whatever the doctor told the patient was the only information available to…

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The Human Brain and the Brain Mapping Project

The human brain is an amazing organ. President Obama plans to map it! Back in January 2013, President Obama unveiled a new scientific initiative to study the human brain. The BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) -nice work acronym makers!- is to be part…

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  • Medical Illustration Before and After--wordy to clear

    Medical Illustration Before and After--wordy to clear

  • Medical Illustration Before and After--bloody to clean

    Medical Illustration Before and After--bloody to clean

  • Medical Illustration Before and After--raw footage to conceptual

    Medical Illustration Before and After--raw footage to conceptual

Medical Illustration Overview – What is Medical Illustration?

Medical Illustration as a communication tool There are many ways in which people communicate, and visual communications is one of the most successful. Medical Illustration is a field of study that combines medicine, communication, and visualization. By using visuals such as illustrations and photographs, concepts…

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How to make a sweet heart out of M&M’s

Happy Valentine’s Day! To honor this “holiday”, I created an anatomical heart made of M&M’s! It was fun to swoop the different colored candy into place as I recreated the shapes of the different anatomical structures. Yes, in case you were wondering, I snacked on…

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Anatomy of Sports Day

The National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland hosted a program titled Anatomy of Sports. I was one of the invited medical illustrators who painted muscles on athletes to show which muscles were used when playing different types of sports. The athlete,…

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