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Artistry Shapes Medicine

Medicine's Michelangelo explores the life and work of medical illustrator Frank Netter.
Quinnipiac Press
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One of the most influential physicians of the 20th century was not a practicing doctor, but an artist.  

Frank Netter drew more than 4,000 medical illustrations over the course of his career. Medical students across the globe learned fundamental elements of anatomy from his artwork.  Host Frank Stasio speaks to Netter’s daughter Francine, who authored “Medicine’s Michelangelo: The Life and Art of Frank H. Netter, MD” (Quinnipiac University Press/ 2013). 

Shawn Wen joined the staff of The State of Things in March 2012 and served as associate producer until February 2014.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.