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Book and Media Reviews
February 1, 2012

Netter’s Anatomy Atlas for iPad

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis (rogpsmith@iupui.edu).

JAMA. 2012;307(5):513-514. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.64

Few authors achieve “superstar” status in medicine, and even fewer do so as medical illustrators. The work of Frank Netter (1906-1991) resonates with all students of medicine, from those considering the field to those old enough to remember eagerly anticipating the next publication of a work by Netter. As iconic as the Netter illustrations are, that level of recognition and quality is not sufficient to guarantee the value of a book or iPad application, and those attributes set a high bar of expectation for any product. In this case, the application seems to live up to those expectations.