The value of detailed images in illuminating medical content has been recognized for almost 100 years. However, it was Dr. Netter (1906-1991), with his unique combination of artistic training and a physician's perspective, who took anatomical illustration from a simple quest for verisimilitude and raised it to an art. He brought the hand of a master medical illustrator, the brain of a physician, and the soul of an artist to portray the beauty and complexity of the human body in sickness and in health. His Atlas of Human Anatomy has been a core element in the education of generations of physicians in the U.S. and abroad and is recognized as the standard in the field.
In a 1986 article The New York Times hailed Dr. Netter as the "Michelangelo of Medicine." Paul Kim joins the growing list of outstanding medical illustrators inspired by this master illustrator, physician and teacher.
For more information about the Netter Atlas Medical Illustration Contest, go to http://www.netterimages.com/artcontest.
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