A collection of links to free and proprietary health sciences images. The Health Sciences Library has several databases available to our registered users, such as Access Medicine, Access Pediatrics and MD Consult, which also contain images.



A.D.A.M Medical Encyclopedia  an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations in encyclopedia format

Google Images  billions of keyword searchable images

Health on the Net Foundation: HONmedia over 6,800 medical images and videos

National Institutes of Health: Image Bank images from the collections of the 27 Institutes and Centers that comprise the NIH

National Library of Medicine: Images from the History of Medicine  nearly 70,000 images including portraits, photographs, caricatures, genre scenes, and graphic art in a variety of media, illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine

New York Medical College's Digital Images Repository  (on-campus access only) a collection of historical images from the archives of New York Medical College

Uniformed Services University, Maryland: MedPix peer-reviewed content from the departments of radiology and biomedical informatics

(top) Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body  1,247 engravings from the classic 1918 text

NLM: Visible Human Project a series of applications for viewing a digital image dataset of human cadavers in MRI, CT and anatomical modes

Netter Presenter Human Anatomy Collection (available to NYMC users only via Lab Links on Citrix) electronic version of Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences: Atlas Images labeled gross anatomy images



Henry Jakubowski:Chemistry Online a list of figures from the e-text Biochemistry Online: An Approach Based on Chemical Logic

National Institute on Aging: BBID-Biological Biochemical Image Database a searchable database of images of putative biological pathways, macromolecular structures, gene families, and cellular relationships

Reciprocal Net: Common Molecules Collection images of common molecular structures

Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics: Swiss 3D Image Database images of proteins and other biological macromolecules with known three-dimensional structure. Plug-ins are available to view 3D images


Alan E. Lindsay ECG Learning Center ECG rhythm strips and diagrams with interpretations

Jenkins & Gerred ECG Library small collection sof labeled ECGs

Robert Wood Jonson Medical School echocardiographic images

Yale University School of Medicine: Introduction to Cardiothoracic Imaging images indexed by anatomy, imaging technique, findings, and case

DENTISTRY (top) Floor of the Mouth/Oral Cavity Images otolaryngology surgical images of the oral cavity

University of Iowa: Oral Pathology Image Database multiple examples of lesions of the oral cavity


DermAtlas searchable database of over 12,000 images

DermIS: Dermatology Online Atlas & Pediatric Dermatology Atlas 2 atlases with images indexed by diagnoses and localization

University of Wisconsin, Madison primary care dermatology module: nomenclature of skin lesions

ENT (Ear-Nose-Throat) (top)

Kevin T. Kavanaugh: Temporal Bone Anatomy anatomy and histology images of the temporal bone

Otolaryngology Houston otolaryngology images with some descriptions


G. Perella: Thyroid Imaging small collection of images and videos

University of Utah Internet Pathology Laboratory for Medical Education: Endocrine Pathology Index images and descriptions of the endocrine system


Atlanta South Gastroenterology: Images from the Colon & Ileum images with short descriptions

Atlanta South Gastroenterology: Images from the Duodenum images with short descriptions

Atlas of Gastroenterological Endoscopy over 600 images with descriptions and some discussion of treatment

GastroLab: The Endoscopy Archives an alphabetical index of diseases and lesions of the gastrointestinal tract

University of Utah Internet Pathology Laboratory for Medical Education: Gastrointestinal Pathology Index images and descriptions


Internet Pathology Laboratory for Medical Education: Female Genital Pathology Index pathology images with short descriptions

IVF Net: Image Database human reproductive biology images and videos

McGraw-Hill Human Sexuality Image Bank diagrams, charts, and tables pertaining to human sexuality


Carden Jennings Publishing: Bloodline Image Atlas more than 800 hematologic slides depicting blood disorders and malignancies

Nivaldo Medeiros: Atlas of Hematology blood and bone marrow smears ranging from normal to those showing rare hematologic diseases

University of Utah Internet Pathology Laboratory for Medical Education: Hematopathology Index images and descriptions


University of Delaware: Histology sizeable collection of color light microscopic images and black and white electron microscopic images

University of Health Sciences in Kansas City: Ed’s Basic Histology Gallery
images presented in tutorial style which introduce the basic concepts of histology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine: Atlas of Histology extensive set of histological specimens and over 1,000 labeled histological features with accompanying functional desciptions

University of Ottawa: Biodidac human histology images


CDC, Division of Parasitic Diseases: Parasite Image Library alphabetic index of parasites and parasitic diseases

Free University of Brussels: Biodic Ultrastructure Images Gallery over 1,600 images in high resolution

Subhash Mohan, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto: Mycology Image Gallery mycology images with short descriptions


brainConnection: Image Gallery medical illustrations of the brain drawn by professional medical illustrators

Harvard Medical School: Johnson & Becker: Whole Brain Atlas neuroimaging of the normal and diseased brain

Medi_Fax Atlas Series images of neurosurgical disorders

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences: Neuroscience Atlas Images labeled neuroscience images


EyeAtlas of Ophthalmology indexed list of ophthalmological images

National Eye Institute  photographs, images and videos. Includes illustrations of eye anatomy

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary: Robert Bendheim Digital Atlas of Ophthalmology searchable database of images


Johns Hopkins School of Medicine: Pathology Image Set searchable set of annotated pathology slides

University of Alabama: PEIR Digital Library  a collection of over 40,000 images. Images are freely available, but use is limited to non-profit educational activities

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine: Department of Pathology: Online Case Studies  Cases indexed by diagnosis

University of Utah Internet Pathology Laboratory for Medical Education: General Pathology Images images that demonstrate gross and microscopic pathologic findings associated with human disease conditions


CDC: Public Health Image Library public health photos, illustrations and videos

National Library of Medicine: Images from the History of the Public Health Service  photographic exhibit by Ramunas Kondratas, Ph.D., published in 1994 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Public Health Service


University of Connecticut: Diseases of the Lung labeled images of diseased lungs

University of Utah Internet Pathology Laboratory for Medical Education: Pulmonary Pathology Index pulmonary pathology images with short descriptions



Updated by D. Crooke 2/9/12

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