This special, multimedia study kit is comprised of Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy, Third Edition (paperback) and a NEW special edition of Netter's Interactive Atlas of Human Anatomy v3.0 (Windows™ and Mac™ compatible). This robust, interactive study tool includes 965 Netter illustrations and images and audio pronunciations for every label, image title and image subtitle— see it, say it, learn it!
Handy movable magnifying window gives users a detailed close-up of any anatomy plate — up to 2x magnification.
1024 x 768 screen display.
Prints both grayscale and color.
View with labels on or off.
Study Guide — Create your own plate list. Study with all labels, some labels or none at all.
Plate Notes — Add thoughts, comments, and questions on the fly.
Four ways to search: Visual Index — Head and Neck, Back and Spinal Cord, Thorax, Abdomen, Pelvis and Perineum, Upper Limb, Lower Limb, and Cross Sections; Region; Keyword; and System.
PreTest: Prepare for actual practice tests — get oriented to structures and where to find them.
Customized Practice Tests: Choose your own test parameters to identify conceptual strengths and weaknesses as you work through the material. Locate or name structures. Cover a single plate or one of its subregions or system subdivisions. Test your knowledge on a study guide plate or on all plates in the program. Tests can be saved and modified for further review at any time.
Edition description: Text, CD-ROM and T-Shirt Package
Edition number: 3
Product dimensions: 9.28 (w) x 10.56 (h) x 2.17 (d)
Meet the Author
Frank H. Netter was born in New York City in 1906. He studied art at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Design before entering medical school at New York University, where he received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1931. During his student years, Dr. Netter’s notebook sketches attracted the attention of the medical faculty and other physicians, allowing him to augment his income by illustrating articles and textbooks. He continued illustrating as a sideline after establishing a surgical practice in 1933, but he ultimately opted to give up his practice in favor of a full-time commitment to art. After service in the United States Army during World War II, Dr. Netter began his long collaboration with the CIBA Pharmaceutical Company (now Novartis Pharmaceuticals). This 45-year partnership resulted in the production of the extraordinary collection of medical art so familiar to physicians and other medical professionals worldwide.
Icon Learning Systems acquired the Netter Collection in July 2000 and continued to update Dr. Netter’s original paintings and to add newly commissioned paintings by artists trained in the style of Dr. Netter. In 2005, Elsevier Inc. purchased the Netter Collection and all publications from Icon Learning Systems. There are now over 50 publications featuring the art of Dr. Netter available through Elsevier Inc.
Dr. Netter’s works are among the finest examples of the use of illustration in the teaching of medical concepts. The 13-book Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations, which includes the greater part of the more than 20,000 paintings created by Dr. Netter, became and remains one of the most famous medical works ever published. The Netter Atlas of Human Anatomy, first published in 1989, presents the anatomic paintings from the Netter Collection. Now translated into 16 languages, it is the anatomy atlas of choice among medical and health professions students the world over.
The Netter illustrations are appreciated not only for their aesthetic qualities, but, more importantly, for their intellectual content. As Dr. Netter wrote in 1949 “clarification of a subject is the aim and goal of illustration. No matter how beautifully painted, how delicately and subtly rendered a subject may be, it is of little value as a medical illustration if it does not serve to make clear some medical point.” Dr. Netter’s planning, conception, point of view, and approach are what inform his paintings and what make them so intellectually valuable.
Frank H. Netter, MD, physician and artist, died in 1991.