Medicine's Michelangelo

The Health Sciences Library is proud to host Francine Mary Netter as she discusses her upcoming book, 'Medicine’s Michelangelo,' about her legendary father Dr. Frank Netter.

When Sep 26, 2013
from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
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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. Medicine’s Michelangelo is a remarkable biography that captures the character of the man and tells his life story using not only his daughter’s 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.

The event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at 4 p.m. in room 527 of the HSL. Ms. Netter will be introduced by Dr. William L. Roper, Dean of the School of Medicine, Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and Chief Executive Officer of the UNC Health Care System at UNC. Copies of the book will be available to purchase at the event. To RSVP or for additional information, please contact Jake Wiltshire (

Francine Mary Netter is the daughter of Frank H. Netter, MD. She grew up on Long Island, where her father had a large art studio in the family home. She spent many hours with him there while he drew and painted his magnificent pictures. She has a BA from North Carolina State University, an MA from Hofstra University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina. She has written on the history of medicine for numerous publications. She now lives in North Carolina with her husband, Ralph Roberson. Her three children live nearby.