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About the Book

Written by his daughter, Francine Mary Netter, Medicine’s Michelangelo is a remarkable and first major biography of her father. She captures the character of the man and tells his life story using not only her remembrances but also Frank Netter’s own autobiographical notes, personal correspondence and private files, publications of his work and public archives, and more than 100 interviews with family members, artists, distinguished practitioners and scientists. More than an account of his momentous career, Medicine’s Michelangelo provides a personal introduction to the man behind the art.


Perhaps no other physician has had a greater impact on medical education than Dr. Netter. His illustrations continue to inspire and educate medical students the world over, including those at Quinnipiac University’s newly opened Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, located in North Haven, Connecticut.

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