Medical education is all about being efficient (as well as repetition), so these flash cards are a great place to start when you're an MS-1 studying the musculoskeletal system. I'm currently an MS-1, and found the following about Netter's:
-Quickly learn all the innervations, origins, and attachments for muscles, as well as what passes through each of the foramina of the skull.
-The organization is great, the cards are compact, and you don't really need to carry around two huge books with you everyday. Great for the frantic reviewing we always do, too!
-I'd purchase these cards over the Thieme Atlas of Anatomy I used probably 2-3 times for about 0 seconds each time.
While Dr. Netter has artistic talent, supplement your ability to locate anatomical structures by anatomy lab time, and Rohen's Colour Atlas of Anatomy. His paintings don't give you the proper depth, lighting, and spatial relationships that looking at real donor bodies does, and Netter usually presents just one to a few muscles on the entire arm, for example, instead of all the other muscles, tendons, vasculature, and nerves that are running about there as well.
Netter's got me through the musculoskeletal system and head and neck, but I used just Rohen's and my class lectures for GI and pelvis/reproductive. Combine Rohen's with Netter's flashcards for a really solid learning experience in medical school.