Elsevier Celebrates 25 Years of Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy with Art Exhibit in New York
PHILADELPHIA, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –
Dr. Frank H. Netter’s medical illustrations to be showcased at NYU Langone
Medical Center, March 18 – April 30
Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical
and medical information products and services, today announced that it will celebrate the
25th anniversary and newest edition of Dr. Frank H. Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy with
an exhibition of his paintings, and pieces by other medical illustrators working in his
tradition at NYU Langone Medical Center [http://school.med.nyu.edu/frontpage ]. The
exhibit, School of Netter: The “Michelangelo of Medicine
[http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/schoolofnetter ],” is open to the public starting today
through April 30, located in NYU Langone’s Medical Science Building Gallery.
Dr. Netter had deep roots at NYU School of Medicine. In 1927, he enrolled at the
medical school, where he later began creating medical illustrations as notes in his
classes. Professors and other students noticed his detailed illustrations and encouraged
him to pursue art. Even though he received his medical degree there, NYU is also where his
parallel career began as a medical illustrator.
“The Netter Atlas has been a pillar of medical guidance and education for medical
students and is fondly remembered and referenced by practicing physicians. This
celebration and the exhibit at NYU Langone highlight the inspiration and education Netter
offered throughout his career and through the pages of the Atlas,” said Jay Katzen,
President of Elsevier Clinical Solutions. “Having this exhibit at NYU is very special for
us. Dr. Netter developed his now classic visual interpretations of anatomy when he was a
student at NYU School of Medicine. And that unique visual style would teach and influence
millions of medical students and practicing physicians.”
Netter’s most famous works evolved over several decades working for CIBA
Pharmaceuticals (now Novartis) where he depicted the human body in both health and
disease. His illustrations, which are now published by Elsevier, are available in print,
online, and mobile, helping educate millions of medical students and health professionals.
For more than 50 years, Netter has been celebrated as the foremost medical illustrator
of human anatomy. The “School of Netter” exhibit celebrates Netter’s legacy with a
selection of his own paintings (on loan from Novartis), as well as illustrations from over
a dozen current artists carrying on the Netter tradition. The show includes paintings by
Carlos Machado, a physician-artist and Chief Contributing Medical Illustrator to the just
published new edition of the Atlas of Human Anatomy, as well as pieces by several other
leading medical illustrators and the finalist and winning entries from the Netter Atlas
Medical Illustration Contest, held last fall.
NYU Langone’s Medical Science Building Gallery was established in 2008 to exhibit the
works of artists who explore the relationships between art and human biology. Sponsoring
between six and eight exhibitions yearly, it showcases medically themed contemporary art
within the unique context of the Medical Center.
“A member of NYU School of Medicine’s historical alumni, Netter’s timeless
illustrations continue to be an inspiration to medical students and medical professionals
world-wide, and we are honored to showcase his legacy here where it all began,” said Dr.
Robert I. Grossman, dean and CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center.
For more information about the Netter Exhibit and 25th anniversary of the Atlas of
Human Anatomy, go to http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/schoolofnetter.
About NYU Langone Medical Center
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medical center, is one of the nation’s premier centers for excellence in clinical care,
biomedical research, and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone
is composed of four hospitals-Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; Rusk
Rehabilitation; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, the Medical Center’s dedicated inpatient
orthopaedic hospital; and Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, a comprehensive pediatric
hospital supporting a full array of children’s health services across the Medical
Center-plus the NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of
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