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Picturing Medicine

An exhibit highlighting the works of two of the greatest contributors to medical illustration is now on display at the Dana Medical Library. “Picturing Medicine” spotlights the work of Andreas Vesalius, 16th century physician, anatomist and author.  Dr. Vesalius set a new standard in anatomical illustration and is the author of On the Structure of the Human Body, one of the most influential books on human anatomy.

Also highlighted in the exhibit is the artistic work of Dr. Frank Netter (1906-1991), world-renowned medical illustrator. During his lifetime, Dr. Netter produced more than 4000 illustrations, which have been published in numerous medical books and journals.

Visit the Library to view the exhibit, browse through the print resources illustrated by Dr. Netter, or to find out about new online anatomy resources available through the Library’s web site.

Colored version of 16th century illustration from On the Structure of the Human Body by Andreas Vesalius.