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