Francine Mary Netter to discuss 'Medicine's Michelangelo'

Stop by the Health Sciences Library for the next Bullitt History of Medicine Club meeting featuring Francine Mary Netter, daughter of Frank H. Netter, MD, who will discuss her father's biography.

When Apr 22, 2014
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where 527 Health Sciences Library
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Contact Phone 919-966-0944
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Francine Mary Netter, author of "Medicine’s Michelangelo: The Life & Art of Frank H. Netter, M.D.," will return to the Health Sciences Library (HSL) on Tuesday, April 22 for a luncheon lecture at noon in 527 HSL. Medicine’s Michelangelo is the biography of Francine’s father, who was a surgeon and medical illustrator. Frank Netter’s anatomical illustrations educated and informed countless medical students.

In the biography, Francine tells the story of her father’s life through her own recollections, her father’s notes, correspondence and documents and more than one hundred interviews with family members, artists, practitioners and scientists. The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine recently opened at Quinnipiac University in North Haven, Connecticut.

Francine is an alumna of UNC, earning an M.B.A. in 2000. She earned a B.A. from North Carolina State University and an M.A. from Hofstra University. 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 written on the history of medicine for numerous publications. Currently, she lives in North Carolina with her husband Ralph Roberson. Her three children live nearby.

Sponsored by the Bullitt History of Medicine Club and the Health Sciences Library, the lecture is open to the public. Copies of the book will be available for sale at the lecture. For more information about Medicine’s Michelangelo, visit
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