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April 30, 2009

Images from the History of Medicine

Wonderful resource from the National Library of Medicine:

"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 collection includes portraits, photographs, caricatures, genre scenes, posters, and graphic art illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine dated from the 15th to 21st century.

The records from the Images from the History of Medicine database are also searchable in LocatorPlus."

The database is searchable and there are pre-defined collections based around authors, topics, media type, or geographic location. As an example, here's a map showing the routes of transmission for the 1832 cholera epidemic:

Images form the History of Medicine - Cholera Map

Posted by sehanley at April 30, 2009 10:30 AM


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