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Books, Journals, New Media
May 5, 2004

Medicine Illustrated

Author Affiliations

Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.

JAMA. 2004;291(17):2132. doi:10.1001/jama.291.17.2132-a

The editors' stated aim in Netter's Internal Medicine is to use the artwork of the late Frank H. Netter, MD, in a new textbook of general internal medicine that will "provide the essentials of clinical practice in a readable and understandable format." In service of this aim, the text has 152 concise chapters that focus on the common problems encountered in the clinical practice of internal medicine. No chapter is longer than 11 pages, and much of this space is devoted to the wonderful Netter archive. The editors acknowledge that the reader may need to "go elsewhere for more detail." New artwork by John A. Craig, MD, and Carlos A. G. Machado, MD, was created to provide visual representation of newer concepts not available in the Netter archive. Their illustrations are in the style of Netter but lack the vivid realism of Netter's best work.

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