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History of Medicine, Healthcare, and Disease: Images

This guide is intended to provide a starting point for historical research on health topics and diseases.

Image Sources

Image Source:
Knee Joint. (2012). In Mosby's dictionary of medicine, nursing, & health professions. Retrieved from

Historical Image Sources

Images from the History of Medicine

The image embedded below is from: Images from the History of Medicine (IHM),  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.

Link to Images from the History of Medicine