On the first day of the class that Michael Hormuth teaches on medical photography, he doesn`t hold anything back.
“I pull out some of my goriest stuff,“ says Hormuth, who is a staff photographer at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke`s Medical Center. “I let them see slides of surgical procedures, lab work, you name it. I tell them right out, if they want to be in medical photography they`re going to have to get used to that kind of thing. It`s not fun when you have to shoot a child-abuse case, but you`ve just got to do the job and think about it later.“
“You`re called upon to do all sorts of things,“ says Hormuth, whose photographs are used for records, scholarly journals and lectures given to medical students.