Back in Time Part 2 – College Study Aids
In part two of this series on art time traveling, I’m going to look at some study materials I put together. Although, I can’t remember if I made these for college or graduate school. It really could have been either; I was a Biology major as an undergraduate, and my Master’s was in Biomedical Science. I took a bunch of classes in each program related to anatomy and physiology, but I feel like this was more likely for grad school because it was more intensive.
Basically, my goal was to sketch anatomy textbook figures in a way that allowed me to quiz myself. My textbooks usually directly labeled these anatomy diagrams, but I wanted something that would allow me to cover the answers with a sheet of paper and repeatedly pound the information into my brain. I’ve never been great at rote memorization, so I had to come up with something to help me along. I’ve been able to find a couple of these study guide notebooks, but unfortunately I can’t find them all. I created these for anatomy and physiology, cell biology, and biochemistry. It would be fun to flip through them again, but the cell biology and biochemistry quiz sketchbooks seem to have grown legs and wandered off.
I’d like to give credit to the original material in the textbook, but I really can’t remember the authors or titles anymore. I know one of them was the Frank Netter Anatomy book, but there were at least half a dozen additional books that I relied heavily on. And I probably also referenced dissection/lab materials from whoever the professor was, and I have no clue how to source that. So, just keep in mind that while I created the drawings, they were based on other information. I don’t want to give the impression that I’m some scientist over here conducting original research on human anatomy or something.