Medicine's Michelangelo: The Life & Art of Frank H. Netter, MD

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Medicine’s Michelangelo is a remarkable and first major biography of Frank H. Netter, MD, written by his daughter, Francine Mary Netter. She captures the character of the man and tells his life story using not only her remembrances but also Frank Netter’s own autobiographical notes, personal correspondence and private files, publications of his work and public archives, and more than one hundred interviews with family members, artists, distinguished practitioners, and ...
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Overview


Medicine’s Michelangelo is a remarkable and first major biography of Frank H. Netter, MD, written by his daughter, Francine Mary Netter. She captures the character of the man and tells his life story using not only her remembrances but also Frank Netter’s own autobiographical notes, personal correspondence and private files, publications of his work and public archives, and more than one hundred interviews with family members, artists, distinguished practitioners, and scientists.
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Netter offers a detailed biography of her father, a gifted medical illustrator of the middle and last third of the 20th century. Frank Netter was trained as both a physician and an artist, and he became known to thousands of medical students and doctors, in the U.S. and abroad, thanks to his 52 years of producing detailed illustrations for “clinical symposia” for the Swiss pharmaceutical company Ciba-Geigy, culminating in the path-breaking Atlas of Human Anatomy. The author repeatedly cites doctors who collaborated with her father, emphasizing his attention to detail. While much medical illustration tends to be “bloodless,” a Ciba-Geigy official notes how, in a series illustrating the development and effects of cerebral palsy, Netter captured the suffering brought on by the disease. The author’s style is fluid, though she occasionally presumes specialized knowledge of medicine and anatomy, and the book is weighted down by extraneous details. Despite these flaws, as well as the relative dearth of color illustrations, the author has brought her creative, extremely hard-working father to life. The book illustrates why the medical community almost universally held Netter in high esteem. 65 grayscale and 19 color illus. Agent: Robin H. Miura. (Sept.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780989137607
  • Publisher: Quinnipiac University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2013
  • Pages: 463
  • Sales rank: 282,025
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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Francine Mary Netter is the daughter of Frank H. Netter, MD. She grew up on Long Island, where her father had a large art studio in the family home. She spent many hours with him there while he drew and painted his magnificent pictures. She has a BA from North Carolina State University, an MA from Hofstra University, and an MBA from the University of North Carolina. She has written on the history of medicine for numerous publications. She now lives in North Carolina with her husband Ralph Roberson. Her three children live nearby.
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