Medicine’s Michelangelo: The Life and Art of Frank H. Netter, M.D.

netter_signatureOn March 25, 2014, the University of Virginia will host “Medicine’s Michelangelo: The Life and Art of Frank H. Netter, M.D.”, a presentation by Francine Mary Netter. The artwork of Frank H. Netter has been featured in countless medical publications over the past 80 years and, today, Netter’s illustrations of human anatomy are still widely published across the globe. His work is such a common part of medical textbooks and atlases that in the health sciences community the name “Netter” has become synonymous with anatomical illustration.

Francine Mary Netter, Frank Netter’s daughter, will discuss her father’s life and work as well as her own book, “Medicine’s Michelangelo”. Following the presentation, there will be a panel discussion with the University of Virginia’s Bobby Chhabra, Lillian T. Pratt, Arlene Keeling, and Melanie A. McCollum. There will also be a reception where Francine Netter will be available to sign copies of her book.

The presentation and panel discussion will be held in the Jordan Hall Conference Center Auditorium on March 25, 2014 from 12:00-1:00 PM. The reception and book signing will follow shortly after in the lobby of the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.

Also, please visit the exhibit “The Pencil of the Artist: The Medical Illustrations of Frank H. Netter M.D.” which features examples of Netter’s artwork on loan from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The exhibit will be on display in the lobby of the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library until June 6.

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