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ATSMLib Image Collections

The A.T.Still Memorial Library has put together a set of medical image resources to support both faculty curriculum and course development and student course work.  ATSU has copyright clearance for use of these images for instructional use.  The resources are all accessible via the ATSMLib Portal and are listed below with brief explanations:

Anatomy Teaching Assistant is a presentation tool featuring all 2,000+ stunning illustrations and clinical images from Gilroy et al, "Atlas of Anatomy". This is the atlas that the images in Blinking Skull in Thieme E-Books are pulled from. You can save images from this online version of the atlas to use in your course material as well as have your students use the full atlas or the smaller, blinking skull version. To be able to download images you need to set up a free user account. Click on the logon box in the upper right corner of page to get to the page with the create account link (or click here).

Anatomy TV is a digitally based resource built from real scan data and published in an easy to use real-time interface, you can explore the human body region by region, with over 3000 structures included in the 11 models:

  • Head & Neck
  • Spine
  • Shoulder
  • Knee
  • Hand
  • Thorax
  • Abdomen
  • Foot & Ankle
  • Female Pelvis
  • Male Pelvis
  • Hip

The 3D images can be save using "Save" link (the disk icon) on the top center of the page.

ClinicalKey is an integrated clinical information product including full text journals, textbooks, patient handouts and reviews of recent news. It provides an option to search for images among the 50,000 images contained in the 51 textbooks included in the product. Run a topical search and use the "Images" limiter in the left menu to search its Images database.

Images from the History of Medicine (IHM) provides access to nearly 70,000 images in the collections of theHistory of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S National Library of Medicine (NLM). The collection includes portraits, photographs, caricatures, genre scenes, posters, and graphic art illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine dated from the 15th to 21st century.

Ovid has added a Multimedia limiter for movies and images. They provide access to 1,800 videos and over a million images. Enter a search into the Ovid text box and the multimedia results appear at the top of the results. Browse with the Multimedia tab from the top toolbar.

Public Health Image Library (PHIL) The Centers for Disease Control presents the PHIL image library with strengths in disease, disaster and EM imagery. Most images are public domain, copyrighted images are clearly marked.

PubMed-Arizona - PubMed-Missouri A basic search in PubMed will look at all image captions in the database and retrieve images related to your topic. For example, a search on “liver cancer therapy” retrieves the usual list of summary citations, and a maximum of four thumbnails of the most relevant images that appear on the top right side of the results page. Mouse over the image to see relevant details or click on it to go to the image and its companion article. You may also click on "See More" to see all the images matching your search.

StatRef is an electronic resource for healthcare professionals. The Library subscribes to a StatRef collection of medical resources and to a collection of Dental resources.  The advance search interface allows you to search the databases for images which you can utilize for teaching purposes. Use the boxes below to search them for images - enter your term, check the image box. and then click on Search.

Medical Resources:

Dental Resources:

Thieme ElectronicBook Library provides full text access to the Flexibook Atlases and Textbooks Series, a series of popular and highly respected review textbooks, published by Thieme in the basic as well as the medical sciences. The majority of books can be accessed via Adobe Acroba from which images can be "Snapshot".

Instructions to access images: Login with a Thieme personal account. Open a book ("Read it Online"). Click on the folder icon with a movie camera inside located on the left-hand side (labeled "Related Media") and click Documents. Choose the chapter you want to download and it will open a pdf file by clicking the "Download" icon on the far right.

UpToDate has a Graphics limiter in the left navigation menu once a clinical term search is entered. For even faster access, select “Graphics” from the dropdown menu in the Search box. Each graphic references and links to related UpToDate topics under “Appears in Topics.” And from within an UpToDate topic, you can see all corresponding graphics.

Museum of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU) has excellent visual images for the history of osteopatic medicine. The collections include more than objects, photographs, documents, and books dating from the early 1800s to the present (bulk 1870-1940). The core of the collection consists of artifacts from A. T. Still's professional and private life.


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