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As you can see from these works by RIT alumni, medical illustrations can be interesting, informative, and beautiful.

“There's a misconception that medical illustration is all about drawing anatomy,” explains Jim Perkins '92 (M.F.A.), assistant professor of medical illustration. “Our illustrations also include biotechnology and molecular medicine – all of which is important to the functioning of the human body.”

Medical illustrations take a variety of forms ranging from highly detailed drawings in medical textbooks to computer animations. Graduates of the medical illustration program in the School of Art have gone on to careers with medical schools, hospitals and private companies.

A recent show featuring the work of 20 alumni gave visitors insights into the broad spectrum of this field. The examples here were among the works displayed in the show at Gallery r, RIT's art gallery in downtown Rochester.

“Pediatric Positioning for Intubation”by Anne Olson '91
“Elbow Anatomy” by Brian F. Wilson '89
“Disgerminoma” by Richard S. LaRocco '93
“Glaucoma” by Richard S. LaRocco '93
“Proper Form for Holding the Violin” by Beth Jackelow '85
“Esophageal Catheterization” by Robert F. Morreale '9
“Arthritic Hand” by Patricia Gast '85 ©2000 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
“The Blood-Brain Barrier” by Jim Perkins '92

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