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August 3, 1940

Illustration: Its Technique and Application to the Sciences

JAMA. 1940;115(5):409. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810310067034

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Today medical illustration is a specialty with several branches. The author of this volume teaches art as applied to medicine in the University of Maryland and has had extensive experiences in all the illustrative technics, including medical drawing and painting, molding and casting, and photography. The present volume contains thirty-two chapters, which begin with a history of medical drawing and painting. Then come introductions to the elements of drawing, including full descriptions of materials, after which are chapters on surgery, pathology, chemical drawings, lettering, microscopic subjects and photography. The final chapter, which is not a biologic chapter, is a fundamental consideration of the reproduction of drawings. The book is magnificently illustrated and may be considered one of the best fundamental contributions thus far available in this field.

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