Historical Images In Medicine

The Medical Center Library’s Historical Images in Medicine (HIM) collections encompass over 3,000 photographs, illustrations, engravings, and bookplates from the history of the health and life sciences. Special collections in HIM include Bartisch’s Ophthalmodouleia, the Bookplates, the Four Season and the Stewart Album. In the past the HIM images were only retrievable by our History of Medicine Collections staff, but they are now available via the Internet. The Web versions of the images are not publication quality, nor are they intended for such use. If you see images you would like to incorporate into your publications, please contact the History of Medicine Collections Curator, for information. Grants from The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation and The Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation made possible the realization of the Historical Images in Medicine database.

Description of Selected Collections Available in the Repository

Historical Images In Medicine

Item ID Title/Description Date

01880
A Collection of Florence Nightingale prints

Photograph showing Dr. Kelly's collection of prints of Florence Nightingale and books about her...

undated

00838
A Connecticut Pharmacy

Postcard of a pharmacy, with medicine jars on shelves. On verso: "A Connecticut Pharmacy, mid-...

undated

00800
A Doctor of Medicine, Magdalen College 1508

Photograph of a statue showing a doctor holding a urine flask in his right hand.

1508

01630
A door in Les Terrasses

Picture of a door in Klebs' library, Les Terrasses. A tree can be seen outside of the open door...

August 1933

00205
A Dubois

Portrait of Baron Antoine Dubois, Professor of Medicine. Painted by Bertannier.

1833

01905
A Florence Nightingale Memorial

Photograph of a bust of Florence Nightingale at the Memorial located at the Royal United Service...

undated

01349
A Fungating Mass

Figure 33 in his book, Non-Venereal Syphilis. Picture of a fungating mass on a man's hip.

undated

01867
A Mission of Mercy

Painting showing Florence Nightingale at Scutari in 1856. Reproduction after the picture by...

1856

00843
A modern Operating Theater ready for use (London Hospital)

An empty operating theater, showing operating table, shelves, carts, sinks, and other operating...

1903

02009
A nurse standing at bedside

A woman in an early nursing uniform attends a sick male patient. The setting seems to be in a...

undated

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