Episode 109: Jim Perkins – Medical Illustration

Today my guest is Medical Illustrator Jim Perkins

What we discuss with Jim:

  • His education in biology and geology, and his interest in paleontology
  • How he discovered the medical illustrator field
  • His early work as a medical illustrator, including medicolegal illustration
  • How he got into teaching medical illustration, and some stories of students he has influenced
  • His 27 year association with the Robbins textbooks, and how that began
  • The process of creating illustrations, and how that has evolved
  • Some of the other illustration he has done, including continuing the work of Dr Frank Netter
  • His thoughts on the future of the field

Links for this episode:

Health Podcast Network

 LabVine Learning

The ConfLab from LabVine

Dress A Med scrubs


Rochester Institute of Technology Medical Illustration Program

Your Inner Fish

Association of Medical Illustrators

Pathology For The Health Professions

Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology

Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease

Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations


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