An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

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NETTER, Frank Henry

3 entries
  • 10204

The Ciba collection of medical illustrations. A compilation of pathological and anatomical paintings prepared by Frank H. Netter, M.D.

Summit, NJ: Ciba Pharmaceutical Products, Inc., 1948.

This was the first collection of anatomical images by Netter published in book form.

Subjects: ANATOMY › 20th Century, ANATOMY › Anatomical Illustration
  • 10203

Ciba collection of medical illustrations. 8 vols. in 13.

Summit, NJ & Ardley, NY: Ciba Pharmaceutical Products, Inc., 19531990.

"In all, Netter produced nearly 4,000 illustrations, which have been included in countless publications. In perspective, that number represents an image researched, sketched, and completely painted for every three business days for over 50 years.

"The vast bulk of Netter's illustrations were produced for and owned by CIBA Pharmaceutical Company and its successor, CIBA-Geigy, which has since merged with Sandoz Laboratories to become Novartis. In June 2000, Novartis sold its interest in Netter's works to MediMedia USA's subsidiary Icon Learning Systems, which in turn has sold the portfolio to Elsevier, which continues to make his work available in various formats. His Atlas of Human Anatomy and other atlases have become a staple of medical education" (Wikipedia article on Frank H. Netter, accessed 04-2018).

The volumes and the dates of their first printings are listed below:

Vol. 1: Nervous system, with a supplement on the hypothalamus. With foreward by John F. Fulton (1953).

Vol. 1, pt. 1: Anatomy and physiology (1983).

Vol. 1, pt. 2:  Nervous system, Part II (2), Neurologic and neuromuscular disorders (1986).

Vol. 2:  Reproductive system. Edited by Ernest Oppenheim. With foreward by John Rock ( 1954).

Vol. 3, pt. 1: Upper digestive tract (1959).

Vol. 3, pt. 2. Lower digestive tract (1962).

Vol. 3, pt. 3. Liver, biliary tract and pancreas, with a supplement on new aspects of structure, metabolism, diagnostic and surgical procedures (1957).

Vol. 4: Endocrine system and selected metabolic diseases (1965).

Vol. 5: Heart (1969).

Vol. 6: Kidneys, ureters, and urinary bladder (1973).

Vol. 7: Respiratory system (1979).

Vol. 8: Musculoskeletal system—pt. 1. Anatomy, physiology, and metabolic disorders (1987).

Vol. 8, pt. 2: Developmental disorders, tumors, rheumatic diseases, and joint replacement (1990).



Subjects: ANATOMY › 20th Century, ANATOMY › Anatomical Illustration
  • 436.1

Atlas of human anatomy.

Summit, NJ: Ciba-Geigy Corporation, 1989.

The culmination of the life work of one of the greatest, and most prolific, anatomical illustrators of the 20th century. Includes 514 full-color plates, many of which were created for this atlas. Reproduction of previously published plates was enhanced in this superbly produced work. With S. Colacino, consulting editor.

Subjects: ANATOMY › 20th Century, ANATOMY › Anatomical Illustration