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The Evolution of Medical Illustrations


The Evolution of Medical Illustrations

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Since the beginning of time, man has been intrigued by the things he could not understand. One thing man found themselves unquenchably inquisitive about was the human body and how it worked. The human anatomy was a mystery to be discovered and recorded. Thus began the foundation of what we now know as Medical Illustrations.

Andreas Vesalius, Leonardo da Vinci and so many other historic figures recorded their newly found knowledge of the anatomical makeup on mankind by way of drawings. So much was the intrigue to understand the human body that famous writers like Mary Shelley told stories about its mystique.

In the 1960s & 1980s, medical–legal illustrators Jack Diner, Joan Beck and Dorothy Irwin provided guidance for the conceptualization and production process for medical-legal illustration exhibits used in personal injury litigation.

Today, not only have these illustrations become a pivotal part of demonstrative evidence for personal injury and medical malpractice cases, but you can also find them in every walk of life. All around us we see the evolution of the use of medical illustrations. Having been first used in surgical textbooks to educate medical students by way of text and visual instruction, followed by doctor’s offices as a tool to explain the human body to their patients. We can find them in web-based media, medical journals and pharmaceutical commercials for the latest prescriptions; medical illustrations are everywhere.

Here at Certified MedicalIllustrations we specialize in providing medical illustrations for demonstrative evidence for the legal profession and take pride in providing top quality illustrations and the best customer service possible.There is a simple 4-step process used to launch and complete a project.

Resources:

Journal of Biocommunication

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