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Index of Image Databases, by Institution | Index of Image Databases, by Topic
Detailed List of Image Databases

Index of Image Databases, by Institution

Index of Image Databases, by Topic

MEDICINE, MEDIEVAL Index of Medieval Medival Images in North America (IMMI) (University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine; Medical History Division; USA)   [Details]
PSYCHOLOGY Barnard College Psychology Department History of Psychology Collection (Barnard College - Columbia University; New York, New York, USA)   [Details]
PSYCHOLOGY Museum of the History of Psychological Instrumentation (Montclair State University; Montclair, New Jersey, USA)   [Details]

Descriptive List of Image Databases

American Association of Neurological Surgeons

AANS AANS Historical Archives (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Cyber Museum of Neurosurgery


"Initial efforts with the Cyber Museum have been devoted to the display of material readily available in the AANS Archives. Future efforts are planned that will allow the many areas of the specialty to create exhibits of special interest. Among these exhibits will be advances in pediatric neurosurgery, the history of the management of pain and movement disorders, military medicine, neurosurgical instrumentation development, and a focus on major personalities in the development of the neurosciences. In addition, coming exhibits are planned to include audio and video clips from the oral history program, Leaders in Neurosurgery." [From: Entrance Hall screen]

Site includes:

  • Portrait Gallery
  • Art Gallery
  • Leaders in Neuroscience
  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • Pre-20th Century Neuroscience
  • Featured Exhibit

Archives Photographs


NEUROSURGERY://ON-CALL (N://OC) List of Images


Thumbnail and full-size images of figures from papers indexed by NEUROSURGERY://ON-CALL

Barnard College Psychology Department History of Psychology Collection

Barnard College - Columbia University (New York, New York, USA)


"This collection is dedicated to the preservation of history and apparatus from the early days of the Barnard College Psychology Department. Barnard College was founded in 1889 and examples of the apparatus that have survived from those early days been photographed, documented and placed on the internet in these pages. The collection consists of a set of documents, photographs, and apparatus that have been used and then stored in the department archives for 100 years. Frequent additions will be made to expand the depth and bredth of the collection." [From: introduction screen]

Curators: Thomas B. Perera and Peter Balsam

Historical Images in Medicine (HIM)

Medical Center Library, Duke University (Durham, North Carolina, USA)


"The ... collections encompass over 3,000 photographs, illustrations, engravings, and bookplates from the history of the health and life sciences." [From: HIM introduction screen]

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Images from the History of Medicine (IHM)

History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine (Bethesda, Maryland, USA)


"This system provides access to the nearly 60,000 images in the prints and photograph collection of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). The collection includes portraits, pictures of institutions, caricatures, genre scenes, and graphic art in a variety of media, illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine." [From: Introduction screen]

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IMMI: Index of Medieval Medical Images in North America

Medical History Division, UCLA School of Medicine (Los Angeles, California, USA)


"In 1988, the IMMI project began its work. Its mission: to describe and index the content of all medieval manuscript images (up to the year 1500) with medical components presently held in North American collections." [From: "IMMI'S Objective"]

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Museum of the History of Psychological Instrumentation

Montclair State University (Montclair, New Jersey, USA)


"This museum is dedicated to the PRESERVATION of historical psychological lore, and instrumentation. It consists of an On-Line Cyber-Museum with downloadable illustrations showing collections of early psychological laboratory research apparatus. As the museum develops, frequent additions will be made to expand the depth and completeness of the coverage of the field of psychology. Starting with an early German catalog of psychological and physiological apparatus, the museum is growing by developing historical threads that trace the development of knowledge in the major areas of psychological inquiry and show the apparatus associated with each area." [From: introduction screen]

Curators: Edward J. Haupt and Thomas B. Perera

Online Portrait Gallery, Moody Medical Library

The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston, Texas, USA)


"The gallery contains a selection of 39 portraits, each with a brief description, from the Library's collection of 6,000 images relating to the history of the biomedical sciences. A variety of artistic media may be found in the online gallery, including engraving, lithography, and photography. These portraits illustrate physicians and scientists from Hippocrates to Marie and Pierre Curie. The Online Portrait Gallery is only a small sample of the types of illustrations contained in the Blocker History of Medicine Collections. We invite inquiries about pictures of other historical figures that may be of interest." [From: Welcome screen]

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Institute Archives, California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, California, USA)


"PhotoNet is a searchable database containing nearly three thousand scanned images from the Archives' collection of visual material. The Archives collection of images relates to the history of science from the scientific revolution to the present and includes photographs, fine prints, paintings, and architectural drawings. The majority of the photos on PhotoNet document prominent twentieth-century scientists associated with Caltech's history. Scanning of photographs into PhotoNet is an ongoing project." [From: Institute Archives home page]

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The Portrait Gallery, Bernard Becker Medical Library

Washington University (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)


"[T]he Portrait Gallery [is] an excerpt from the Library's collection of more than 120 framed portraits and other major display artifacts owned by the Washington University School of Medicine and other member institutions of the Washington University Medical Center. The collection includes portraits of faculty members (past and present), major benefactors, and administrators of the Medical Center. The portraits are all from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Among the best known artists represented in the collection are Chester Harding, Wyndham Lewis, and Richard Miller." [From: Welcome screen]

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