The Wellcome Library in London is dedicated to the study of the history of medicine and biomedical sciences. As part of its investigation, they have assembled an archive featuring medical art of every description: photography, painting, illustration, engravings and publicity, as well as manuscripts, rare books and medical guides.
For public consumption, the library has published a collection of more than 100,000 free-to-use images, for both personal and commercial usage. The only condition is that source credits are included.
If you’re a lover of scientific illustration, this is a catalogue for you. In the archive you’ll also find rare images and videos for your design, illustration, collage or video projects, or whatever else you need.
Among the catalogues there are Arabic and Asian manuscripts about medicine, cosmology and alchemy; images depicting public health, war, reproductive health, sexology and the history of medicine in general.
Be sure to search the collections by category. You can navigate by file type, author, medical condition, discipline, period and many more fields.
Visit the Wellcome Library’s digital collection here.