Zollinger’s Atlas of Surgical Operations, first published in 1939 and continually evolving through 10 editions, has become a “gold-standard” surgical textbook for learning how to perform the most common surgical procedures. From its inception, the authors determined that medical illustration would play an important role in the atlas; the brief paragraphs of text on the left-side page and a full page of surgical illustrations on the right-side page. Over the decades, several medical illustrators have contributed plates to the Zollinger atlas, including Mildred Codding (student of Max Brödel) and Carol Donner (AMI Lifetime Achievement Award recipient). Their work cemented a pen and ink line style that needed to be emulated by subsequent illustrators. The 11th edition, to be published in 2021, contains 14 new chapters including robotic surgery and endovascular surgery, illustrated by Anthony Baker, CMI. To adequately illustrate the highly technological equipment in these new chapters, the traditional pen and ink approach of previous editions was replaced with a digital illustration technique. The presenter will share his journey to develop with a process for using digital tools to match the atlas’s traditional pen and ink style.
Anthony S. Baker is a Board-Certified medical illustrator who directs The Ohio State University’s Medical Visuals team, creating illustrations and graphics for OSU health sciences faculty, physicians and researchers. Before joining OSU, he worked for the University of Cincinnati Department of Neurosurgery, Mayfield Clinic, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Anthony is a professional member of the Association of Medical Illustrators and the Association Europ’enne des Illustrateurs Medicaux et Scientifiques.