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Medical Editorial Illustration

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Alexandra Baker Dysphagia

Dysphagia ©Alexandra Baker

Those in the medical field don’t learn how to deal with the ailments of the body through just theory alone. They have to have visual examples in order to understand what they will have to work with. While working on cadavers and dead bodies is the usual hands-on answer, what if such things are not on hand? That’s where medical illustrations come in. With detailed images of the organs, the bones, and even our blood stream,  in medical illustrations give a clear and concise view of what we usually can’t see. Medical editorial illustrations  combine scientific accuracy with artistic license. Usually seen in either journals/magazines or articles, medical editorials can become a bridge between medical illustration and anatomical art.

Original post from Street Anatomy.

Of Medicine and Art

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Robert Gupta was stuck between the choice to either becoming a doctor or a violinist. In this dilemma, he sought to find a middle ground in his  passions. He wanted to be able to help others through the field of medicine, but not be chained down by just on how society views doctors should be. What he found was that he combined both skills to have his passion in music help in his career in medicine into what is know as music therapy.  At the young age of 19, Gupta joined the LA Philharmonic and maintains a passionate parallel interest in neurobiology and mental health issues.

“The beauty of music has the ability to speak where words fail.” – Robert Gupta