The NewYork Times
Medical illustrations are typically found in textbooks. But a new museum exhibit in New Jersey showcases these illustrations as art.
The exhibit, at the Morris Museum in Morristown, N.J., highlights the work of Dr. Frank H. Netter, whose career as a medical illustrator spanned half a century. Dr. Netter, who died in 1991 at the age of 85, produced more than 4,000 detailed images of human anatomy and physiology. The exhibit features 47 paintings, watercolors and pencil sketches, and “highlights the startling beauty and stunning accuracy of Netter’s illustrations,” according to the museum’s Web site.