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Medical Illustrations for Use During Mediation

November 4, 2014

Custom medical illustration exhibits are often used during trial to educate the jury about anatomy, pathology and surgery.  The old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words might be a cliché, but medical visualizations have been found to be highly effective in aiding a juror’s understanding of complex medical subjects. During mediation, when […]

Intervertebral Disk Pathologies and Injuries Review for Attorneys

September 18, 2014

By Marie Dauenheimer and Joan Tycko, Board Certified Medical Illustrators In a past posting we discussed the normal anatomy of the vertebral column.  To review, the human vertebral column acts as the main support for the body, protects the spinal cord and allows for movements such as rotation, bending and twisting.  The spine’s multiple roles, and […]

Basic Anatomy of the Brain, Injuries and Pathologies: An Illustrated Review

December 4, 2013

Brain tissue is often described as gelatinous in terms of its texture. Its integrity comes from the three layers of the meninges, especially the tough fibrous dura mater. Although protected by the bony skull and bathed in cerebrospinal fluid, the soft consistency of the brain makes it vulnerable to injury. This primer on the brain […]

Normal Anatomy of the Human Vertebral Column

September 5, 2013

The human spine or vertebral column acts as the main support for the body and allows for movements such as rotation, bending and twisting.  The spine’s dual roles of support and movement, and its complex design, make it a marvel of engineering and vulnerable to injury.  This blog posting will review the basic anatomy of […]

Basic Anatomy for Trial Lawyers: The Human Skeleton

February 8, 2013

The adult human skeleton is a marvel of engineering, design and aesthetics. The approximately 206 bones range in size from the small stapes found in the inner ear to the femur, the longest in the body. The body is full of interesting bones! There are bones in the body that act to reduce the weight […]