National Library of Medicine

Images from the History of Medicine

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Online Database
Images from the History of Medicine (IHM) is a database of over 70,000 images in the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) historical collections. The collection of portraits, photographs, fine prints, caricatures, genre scenes, posters, and other graphic art illustrates the social and historical aspects of medicine from the Middle Ages to the present. Subjects range from medieval medical practice to 19th century slum conditions to World War I hospitals to the international fight against drug abuse and AIDS. Most of the images in the collection are from earlier time periods, although 20th century images are also included, the majority dating from before World War II. (From the Images from the History of Medicine Fact Sheet)
Bethesda, Maryland
Art of Medicine
Medicine in Art
Medicine in Literature
History of Medicine
History of Science