Hopkins Medical Illustration Program Turns 100

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s medical illustration program is marking its 100th anniversary.

The Department of Art as Applied to Medicine was created in 1911 by German emigrant Max BrÊodel. The anniversary is being celebrated with an open house and an exhibit of medical illustrations on Wednesday afternoon. Hopkins says it is one of five such accredited programs in North America and it is one of the world’s oldest.

The two-year course combines medical training and illustration and design courses. Students participate in the same anatomy, chemistry and biology lectures and labs as other medical students, while honing their artistic skills to visually represent what they are seeing.

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