The only anatomy atlas illustrated by physicians, Atlas of Human Anatomy, th edition, brings you world renowned, exquisitely clear views of the human body with a clinical perspective In addition to the famous work of Dr Frank Netter, you ll also find nearlypaintings by Dr Carlos A G Machado, one of today s foremost medical illustrators Together, these two uniquely talented physician artists highlight the most clinically relevant views of the human body In addition,thancarefully selected radiologic images help bridge illustrated anatomy to living anatomy as seen in everyday practiceFrank H Netter was born in New York City inHe 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 inDuring 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 , 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 Thisyear 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 Julyand continued to update Dr Netter s original paintings and to add newly commissioned paintings by artists trained in the style of Dr Netter In , Elsevier Inc purchased the Netter Collection and all publications from Icon Learning Systems There are now overpublications 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 Thebook Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations, which includes the greater part of thethan , 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 , presents the anatomic paintings from the Netter Collection Now translated intolanguages, 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,importantly, for their intellectual content As Dr Netter wrote inclarification 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