NC Literary Hall of Fame



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

Quinnipiac University Press
$39.95, hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-9891376-0-7
October, 2013
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Frank Netter was both a doctor and artist whose genius was such that he not only grasped the most complex medical concepts, but he could make drawings that made those concepts clear to others. Beginning in the mid-Twentieth Century, his books of illustrations—thirteen atlases and over 200 pamphlets—educated doctors and health care professionals the world over. His award-winning Atlas of Human Anatomy is today the most popular and bestselling anatomy atlas in the English language. Medicine's Michelangelo: The Life & Art of Frank H. Netter, MD, written by his daughter Francine Mary Netter, is the first biography of this illustrious figure revered by generations of students of medicine.

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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