With your copy of the Frank H. Netter, MD, Atlas of Human Anatomy, you own a collection of some of the most wellknown depictions of human anatomy in medicine and healthcare. In addition to the famous work of Dr. Netter, with your copy of this 7th edition, you also have access to nearly 100 painted pieces by Carlos A. G. Machado, MD, one of the foremost medical illustrators working today.
In creating an atlas such as this, it is important to achieve a happy medium between complexity and simplification. If the pictures are too complex, they may be difficult and confusing to read; if oversimplified, they may not be adequately definitive or may even be misleading. I have therefore striven for a middle course of realism without the clutter of confusing minutiae. (Atlas of Human Anatomy 7th Edition; Frank H. Netter; Elsevier ; New To This Edition: Page 10; Preface To The First Edition: Page 12)