- 1936-1938 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
3 boxes (131 drawings)
Name of creator
Eila Hopper Ross (nee Hopper) was a medical illustrator. Though she had early aspirations herself of going into medicine, she was not aware of medical illustration as a profession. She studied for two years in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, under the direction of Professor Max Brodel.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of E. Hopper Ross, 1983, 1987.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The collection consists of anatomical drawings by Ross. The majority of the drawings represent a complete dissection of the human neck and torso, including all major organs. Their value lies in their artistic merit, and in the unique record they provide of the teaching methods of Max Brodel, one of the pioneers of medical illustration.
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Conditions governing access
Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/stack-retrieval-request
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