September 17, 2013
Frank Netter, MD: The Michelangelo of Medicine

To generations of medical students, from mine to the present, the name Frank Netter has a magical connotation. He was the doctor who drew the remarkably lifelike images that we all used to learn anatomy. They were so lifelike, we joked, that we trusted them more than what we actually saw in our cadavers or on CAT scans.

Who was Frank Netter and how did he come to be the world’s most famous medical illustrator? Fortunately, his daughter Francine has written a forthcoming biography of her father, entitled Medicine’s Michaelangelo. 
As we learn, if Netter’s mother had had her way, Netter would have retired his paintbrush in favor of a stethoscope.
Read more. [Image: Copyright Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved]

Frank Netter, MD: The Michelangelo of Medicine

To generations of medical students, from mine to the present, the name Frank Netter has a magical connotation. He was the doctor who drew the remarkably lifelike images that we all used to learn anatomy. They were so lifelike, we joked, that we trusted them more than what we actually saw in our cadavers or on CAT scans.

Who was Frank Netter and how did he come to be the world’s most famous medical illustrator? Fortunately, his daughter Francine has written a forthcoming biography of her father, entitled Medicine’s Michaelangelo

As we learn, if Netter’s mother had had her way, Netter would have retired his paintbrush in favor of a stethoscope.

Read more. [Image: Copyright Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved]

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