Answered By: Julie Trumble Last Updated: Dec 07, 2015 Views: 50
The art was created by Dr. Thom Pfeil. The six large format images form the series called Anatomicae computica.
The inspiration for these contemporary images came from the rare medical books, Tabulae anatomicae (1714) by Bartolomeo Eustachi and De humani corporis fabrica (1543) by Andreas Vesalius, found in the Blocker History of Medicine Collections. Dr. Pfeil used a scanner to transfer the anatomical images into a Macintosh computer and used the program Photoshop to combine them with digital pictures of computer parts in layers. He worked at a high resolution so that the images could be printed in this large-scale.
Dr. Pfeil holds a Masters Degree in Architecture from Texas A&M University and received his M.D. from UTMB in 1993. He teaches medical students and residents, sees patients in the Family Medicine Clinic, and is the medical consultant to the UTMB Student Health Service. As an artist, he produces pen and ink drawings that combine architectural, anatomical, and historical figures. His art has been published in JAMA, Literature and Medicine, Archives of Family Medicine, and Texas Medicine. In 2000 he designed and illustrated the cover for New Yperman, the Belgium History of Medicine Society's Journal.
Dr. Pfeil has a web site: http://www.thompfeilmd.com/