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Dangerous Experiments

Dangerous Experiments is the LabSpaces spot for guest bloggers. The purpose of the blog is to give new and old bloggers a space to experiment with blogging. If you'd like to contribute to this experiment, send us an e-mail or contact us on twitter at either @LSBlogs or @LabSpaces.

My posts are presented as opinion and commentary and do not represent the views of LabSpaces Productions, LLC, my employer, or my educational institution.

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Interestingly, I knew that this was the kind of work I wanted to do as soon as I heard about it. I had always loved both science and art, growing up. I didn't realize I could have a job that reache. . .Read More
Jan 08, 2013, 7:58pm

Thank you for writing Monika, and for your curiosity about this line of work. There are many reasons to be drawn to this profession, and there are many subspecialties. Aside from the lov. . .Read More
Jan 08, 2013, 7:50pm

Laura,  I am currently a student at Penn State University, and i am focused in the Visual Arts area. I was wondering about specificating my talent into medical illustration because of my p. . .Read More
Jan 08, 2013, 7:24pm

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Nov 15, 2012, 3:04pm

Melissa, I too am fairly optimistic about the FSMA, which has great implications for the future of the lab testing industry. Although my company doesn't do food testing in particular, we have . . .Read More
Aug 15, 2012, 5:07pm
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Last by Laura Maaske on Jan 08, 2013, 7:58pm
What comes to mind when you think of a medical and scientific illustrator? Is it a kind of art you admire? How do you respond to highly detailed drawings? Do the fleshy human interiors make you squeamish, which is a remark I have sometimes received from clients regarding medical images in general? Does the precision impress you? Does the stiffness offer you stillness or rigidity, something to explore? Do you love the great masters of the field: Leonardo DaVinci, Andreas Vesalius, Max Brödel, Frank H. Netter, John James Audubon?

As a student medical illustrator, I knew what I wanted to learn. I wanted to wrap my mind around the science and the drawing skills I would require in the future. I already had an undergraduate degree in zoology, and our courses in the Division of Biomedical Communications were to be shared with the medical students at the University of Toronto, so science was heavily on my mind. There were . . . More
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