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History of Medicine, Healthcare, and Disease

Guide to locating research on historical health topics and diseases.

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.

"Black and white reproduction of a c. 1918 photograph of the Well Baby Clinic in New York. A dentist is sitting on a stool, examining the mouth of a little girl sitting on a stool in front of him. Her eyes are focused on the dentist while a nurse holds her head steady. Behind the nurse are 2 mothers holding babies in their arms."
Source: [Well Baby Clinic, Red Cross Headquarters, New York]. (n.d.). Retrieved February 11, 2018, from

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Historical Image Sources