January 4, 2011


If I were to go up to a doctor and ask them, "Name me one book that you recall from medical school," I would wager that a large majority of them would reply "Netter", especially surgeons.  Dr. Frank Netter was a physician and artist who made a monumental contribution to the training of physicians.  He drew hundreds of illustrations detailing the human physique at every level.  It's the one book that I can guarantee that I will keep and even reuse again and again over my career.  While I'll never be a surgeon, I find these images to be beautiful and mesmerizing in their own right.  And yes, I had to learn all of these details and then some.

1 comment:

Steve Parker, M.D. said...

Blows the socks off Vesalius, but the latter was a pioneer.