Maria Torrence Wishart, 1893-1983
In 1925 Wishart founded the Department of Medical Art Service at the University of Toronto. She was the first professionally trained medical illustrator at the University. For the first ten years Wishart did all the surgical and anatomical illustration work herself. In 1945 she started a 3 year diploma couse in medical illustration. This was the foundation that led to the current Master of Science in Biomedical Communications program.