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Daughter of “Medicine’s Michelangelo” to Discuss Biography of her Father Sept. 26

coverMedicine’s Michelangelo: The Life & Art of Frank H. Netter, M.D.
Book Talk by Francine Mary Netter
Thursday, Sept. 26
4 p.m.
Health Sciences Library, room 527
Free and open to the public
Information: Jake Wiltshire,, (919) 966-0943

UNC alumna Francine Mary Netter will discuss her forthcoming book, Medicine’s Michelangelo: The Life & Art of Frank H. Netter, M.D. The biography tells the story of her late father, a celebrated surgeon and medical illustrator.

The free public program will take place Sept. 26 at 4 p.m. in UNC’s Health Sciences Library.

Frank Netter’s illustrations have inspired and educated medical students the world over. In her biography, Francine Netter captures the character of her father and tells his life story through her own remembrances, her father’s autobiographical notes, family documents, and more than 100 interviews with family members, artists, distinguished practitioners, and scientists.

Quinnipiac University’s newly opened medical school in North Haven, Conn. is named in Frank Netter’s honor.

Ms. Netter (UNC M.B.A., 2000) will be introduced by Dr. William L. Roper, dean of the UNC School of Medicine, vice chancellor for Medical Affairs, and chief executive officer of the UNC Health Care System at UNC.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

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