two thousand years of mankind and medicine in pictures

And it’s free.

The Wellcome Trust have made available their images depicting the history of medicine, modern biomedical science and clinical medicine available under a Creative Commons Licence. This allows users to copy, distribute and display the image, provided the source is fully attributed and it is used for non-commercial purposes.

There are images from their rare books collection. Browsing, I found a plate illustrating a personification of “Curiosity”.

The caption states that the “figure has an abundance of ears and frogs on her robe (both symbolising inquisitiveness, the latter by their goggle eyes), her hair stands in end, wings on her shoulders, her arms lifted up- these physical characteristics symbolise that she is trying to move in order to hear and see news.”

So it seems that if you are curious you are allowed to have bad hair days 🙂

Recent and perhaps more colourful images are included, for example, this image of very bright green and red fruits.

Even if you are not particularly interested in medicine there many enjoyable hours of viewing ahead. Being able to browse or search for images for your school or research project is very worthwhile.


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