Images from the History of Medicine
January 7, 2010 7:41 PM Subscribe
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).
posted by misanthropicsarah (12 comments total)
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Their collection includes thousands of really fascinating images from warnings about winter driving
to instructions about how to keep your privy clean
There's also the timeless reminder about covering your damn mouth when you sneeze or cough
and the always important (but NSFW) reminder to use a condom
when you're young and queer.
I was especially tickled by this moral thermometer
But really, the site has some pretty great historical medical images and a good search feature. I spent a few hours looking at the US yellow fever epidemic, WWI and WWII Red Cross posters and pamphlets, and a lot of those public health posters that you don't see around much anymore.