Welcome to JBC 34-2, our latest issue
of the Journal of Biocommunication, a visual celebration of the
profession of biomedical communication. We welcome all who view
our Journal, and those who continue to shape and mold the JBC through
their columns, articles, Showcases, Salons, and Gallery images.
Our Journal has become a dynamic online educational product. It
is a true synthesis of the articles, ideas, concepts, images, and
media from the combined memberships of the ABCD, AIMBI, AMI, BCA.
Our readers are able to take a look back at the profession of medical
and scientific photography in Scriptor’s “25 Years Ago
in JBPA/JBC.” This retrospective column is always interesting
in light of our technological advances through the years. It is
noteworthy that while our production tools have changed in twenty-five
years, our problem solving ability and skill has been the constant.
We also hope that you enjoy reading this issue’s Viewpoint
called “Change,” wherein I take a closer look at the
concept of change.
This issue features “The Iconic Pain Assessment Tool: Facilitating
the Translation of Pain Sensations and Improving Patient-physician
Dialogue” by Émilie McMahon, Linda Wilson-Pauwels,
James Henry, Jodie Jenkinson, Brian Sutherland, and Meaghan Brierley.
These authors present information relating to a patient’s
perception of pain, and how that pain level is objectively and accurately
communicated to the clinician.
Bob Turner’s excellent article “Remembering Maria (Ikenberg)
Lindberg” is a tribute to Maria Lindberg, a longtime member
of BPA/BCA, who passed away on October 7, 2006, in Laguna Hills,
California. During her long, productive career as a medical photographer,
Maria was recognized for her many professional contributions to
Also featured is my article "The $100 XO Laptop: A Review
of A Third-World Educational Effort,” which I wrote following
my personal review of this amazing laptop computer. Designed for
students in educationally under-served areas of the world, the XO
Laptop provides tremendous learning opportunities to primary and
secondary students in these impoverished areas.
Our 34-2 Gallery presents the award-wining imagery from the BioCommunications
Association’s recent meeting in Rochester, NY. BCA’s
annual BioImages Salon showcases their members’ work and gives
recognition to their award-winning medical and scientific photographs
The issue’s Showcase features the 2007 Graduate Exhibition
from the Scientific Photography Program at the Royal Melbourne Institute
of Technology (RMIT) in Melbourne, Australia. RMIT University is
one of Australia’s original and leading educational institutions,
producing some of Australia’s most employable graduates. We
hope that you enjoy this extraordinary imagery.
Sadly, with this issue we must say goodbye to HeSCA, as they have
chosen to continue their publishing endeavors through another journal.
We have enjoyed their professional interaction, their camaraderie,
and friendship through the years as a member of our JBC consortium.
We wish them great success.
As a final note, the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics have just concluded.
From Australia to North America, I think that we can all be proud
of our amazing, gifted athletes and what they have accomplished
on this world stage.
Gary Schnitz, FAMI
Chair, JBC Management Board
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Medical and Biological Illustration (AIMBI) Editor: Julie
St. Vincent's Hospital
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Management Board: Gary
Schnitz, Chairman (The Indiana Hand Center) •
Bob Turner (The Scripps Research Institute) •
Connie Johansen (National Geospatial Intelligence Agency) •
Gary Lees (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine) •
Manny Bekier (SUNY Downstate Medical Center) •
Julie Murray (Medici Graphics, NSW Australia)
Webmaster: Michael Getz
Editors: Each member association
of The Journal of Biocommunication may select one Editor,
whose responsibility it is to secure manuscript material and assure
technical accuracy, validity, and usefulness of the Journal's
content. Each Editor works with an Editorial Review Board selected
by the sponsor association. Members of the Editorial Review Board
critique and edit articles, and provide other editorial assistance,
at the request of the Editor. The JBC accepts unsolicited
materials for consideration. Unsolicited materials may be submitted
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consideration. For more information, please see Contributors.
Editorial Review Board:
Scott Barrows (Medical Art Associates) • Zina Deretsky
(National Science Foundation) • Marc Dryer (University
of Toronto) • Craig Gosling (Indiana University) •
Christine Gralapp (Fairfax, Calif.) • Kenneth Heyman
(Immersion Medical) • Tom Hurtgen (Hillsborough, NC) • Dale Kennedy (VA Medical Center - Albuquerque,
New Mexico) • Patrick Lynch (Yale University) • Ken Michaels
(National Cancer Institute) • Steven Moon (Ohio State
University) • Michael Peres (Rochester Institute of Technology)
• James Perkins (Rochester Institute of Technology) •
David Rini (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine) • Sue Seif
(Seif & Associates.) • Bobb Sleezer (Christiana Care
Health Services) • Bob Turner (The Scripps Research Institute)
• Linda Warren (Austin, Texas) • Linda Wilson-Pauwels
(University of Toronto)
Production Group: Michael Getz