Art of the Science
Medical illustrator Howard Bartner, now retired from NIH, melded art and biology to create works that informed researchers with meticulous attention to detail. As a student in the medical arts graduate program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Bartner’s first encounter with the cadaver was difficult, but the intricate beauty of the human body fascinated him. During his long career, he drew from original dissections, surgical procedures, and patient examinations. Learn more about his work.
In addition to his career at the National Institutes of Health, Bartner was also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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