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Where can you find free medical illustrations?

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Find free medical illustrations online at AnatomyAtlases.org and CellImageLibrary.org. These organizations offer modern and historical illustrations. Additionally, the American Society of Hematology, the Health Education Assets Library, the National Institutes of Health, Mercer University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide medical illustrations and photographic images for private or educational use, as of 2015. The Pacific Northwest College of Art and the University of South Carolina offer extensive resource lists for medical images as well.

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Medical illustration providers such as the Trauma Image Database, the Cell Image Library and the American Society of Hematology only offer images specific to the respective specialties of these organizations. Other organizations including Anatomy Atlases and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have large image libraries with illustrations pertinent to a variety of medical disciplines. The image libraries include photographs, illustrations and videos.

According to the resource list compiled by the University of South Carolina, online medical image collections such as Yottalook, WebPath, OPENi, GoldMiner and PMC Images offer thousands of royalty-free images, illustrations and other multimedia.

Additionally, private medical illustration resources including AccessMedicine Images, the New England Journal of Medicine, STATRef Anatomy & Physiology Online and ClinicalKey Multimedia are accessible to students, professionals and subscribers.

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