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The Ciba Collection of Medical Illustrations

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Volume V.. A Compilation of Paintings on the Normal and Pathologic Anatomy and Physiology, Embryology, and Disease of the Heart.. By NETTER FRANK H.. , M.D. Edited by YONKMAN FREDERICK F.. , M.D., PH.D. 295 pages. Ciba Pharmaceutical Company; , Summit, N. J.: , 1969.. Price, $29.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(4):875-876. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-71-4-875_2
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To someone only vaguely familiar with the artistry of Frank Netter, the publication of this new atlas of cardiovascular illustrations is likely to be considered just another pharmaceutical advertising extravaganza or commercial enterprise with a hodge podge of throw-away drawings. In fact, a good number of the sketches have been seen previously, but the collected series is interesting and exciting. One of the surprises of this work is its enveloping, overall look at the field of cardiology. Indeed, this is not just an assortment of assembled illustrations, as the title would imply, but a documented and narrated textbook permeated by


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