Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Images from the History of Medicine/ Image Database

Images from the History of Medicine (IHM) provides access to nearly 70,000 images in the collections of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S National Library of Medicine (NLM). The purpose of the IHM database is to assist users in finding and viewing visual material for private study, scholarship, and research. The images present a comprehensive and fascinating visual record of the history of medicine, from 16th-century woodcuts to early dental cartoons to posters dealing with the AIDS epidemic. It is the users’ responsibility to determine compliance with the law when reproducing, transmitting, or distributing images found in IHM. Users can search by catagory or browse all images. More information about the collections can be found here