The Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations – A detailed book on the respiratory system
The Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations write by Dr. Frank H. Netter’s decades of work devoted to depicting each of the major body systems, has been updated and brought into modern context. The updating of Netter’s drawings has been in the works since 2006 and is now complete. The new drawings have been published as a large format book with many more details than the previous book. They are also available online for download as high resolution PDF files.
Drawings include actual photos of patients and anatomical structures, making them easier to understand for those without access to medical professionals or laboratories. They can also be used collaboratively in classrooms or for professional review purposes. This newest edition will allow users to view each illustration in two different orientations–one along the axial plane and one along the coronal plane–to better illustrate different perspectives, such as superior / inferior alignment, anterior / posterior alignment, etc…
The new drawings were created with the knowledge that the Netter collection had been accepted to be a reference for medical schools, as well as being used to demonstrate many anatomy related lectures at medical schools. The new drawings will also make this collection an easier learning tool for medical students, health professionals, and students of anatomy.
The Netter Collection is comprised of over 6 million drawings that are grouped into over 1000 sections. Specific illustrations provide detailed information on that particular body system; however, the illustrations in each section do not follow the order of specific body systems. Instead, the illustrations are grouped together based on their related characteristics.
The sections of drawings in the Netter Collection include Section 1: General Anatomic; Section 5: Reproductive System; Section 8: Anatomy in Disease; and Section 50: The Skeleton (Bone).
Section 1: General Anatomic is divided into two groups, with each group containing many subtopics and illustrations. Group 1 focuses on surface anatomy, covering general anatomical landmarks such as different views of the head and neck, trunk, upper limbs, lower limbs, thorax and abdomen. Group 2 covers deep structures including muscles and bones. ..