Diseases Related to Smoking

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This illustration is designed to educate patients about the wide range of diseases and cancers that are associated with chronic smoking. It doesn’t give any detail about specific diseases but illustrates how smoking related disease can effect many different parts of your body.

This illustration is part of the iMD Health library of images. This illustration would be used by a doctor or pharmacist as a visual aid to explain the risks of smoking related disease to a patient considering a smoking cessation treatment program.


Toronto Notes

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These illustrations are published in Toronto Notes 2013-2014. Toronto Notes is a study guide used by medical students studying for their medical licensing exam across Canada and around the world. It is edited by medical students at the University of Toronto. These illustrations were intended to communicate a concept quickly to students that are studying a large volume of information


Range of Motion of the Left Elbow

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These illustrations are meant as demonstrative evidence in a personal injury case. They demonstrate the plaintiff’s loss of elbow joint movement to a jury. The illustration on the right is based on data from a doctor’s exam over a year after the plaintiff’s elbow has be surgically repaired. The image on the left shows the normal range of elbow flexion and extension since there would be no range of motion data from before the plaintiff’s injuries. Continue reading


Lag-screw Fixation of a Middle Phalanx Fracture

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This illustration is intended to teach medical students the lag-screw fixation technique and show the final screw placement for a specific spiral fracture of the middle phalanx. This illustration was developed from surgical observation of hand surgeon Dr. Paul Binhamer at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. Continue reading


Neuroendocrinology of Lactation

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detail of the pituitary gland


detail of the mammary gland

This illustration is intended to communicate the neural and endocrine pathways of the milk ejection reflex in humans. The illustration differentiates between the anatomy of the adenohypophysis and neurohypophysis and how they stimulate the productions of the hormones necessary for milk production and ejection.

This illustration is a mock up for a full page textbook layout in a chapter on Neuroanatomy or Endocrinology.


Common Extensor Tendon Anatomy

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This illustration shows the anatomy of the extensors muscles of the hand and how they originate at the common tendon of the lateral epicondyle of the humerus. This illustration accompanied a larger illustration describing Lateral Epicondylitis, a repetitive strain injury in which this common extensor tendon become damaged.