Noted medical illustrator to discuss artistic style on April 10

Open and free to public

SAN ANTONIO (April 2, 2013) — Artist and physician Carlos Machado, M.D., illustrator for The Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations, will speak at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive. The lecture will be in the Howe Conference Room on the fifth floor of the Dolph Briscoe Jr. Library.

Dr. Machado will discuss the Netter resources, a classic collection that for students, clinicians and art aficionados alike is a rich assemblage of medically accurate illustrations of the human body. Dr. Netter, born in Manhattan in 1906 and known as “Medicine’s Michelangelo,” published anatomical illustrations starting in the late 1940s that were based on meticulous research. Over the next 40 years the collection was morphed into an eight-part series with each part depicting a body system. Dr. Netter died in 1991.

Dr. Machado will speak to members of the History of Medicine Society of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library. The public is invited to attend this free program. His topic will be “Converging Paths: The Styles of Netter and Machado.”

Dr. Machado previously visited the library to participate in an art and anatomy workshop, but this is the first time he has come to the campus for an event open to general audiences, said Susan Hunnicutt, special projects librarian at the Briscoe Library. “It will be a wonderful opportunity for informal learning for anyone who is interested in commercial art, anatomy, medical illustration or learning more about the history of the Netter resources,” she said.

The public may also view an exhibit, “The Artistic Style of Carlos Machado, M.D.: Selected Illustrations from the Netter Art Collection,” on the third floor of the Briscoe Library. The exhibit is on loan from, ©Elsevier.

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