Writers, researchers, publishers, bloggers and many other fields will find this new tool very useful. This interesting information came to us from InfoDocket in their article, “National Library of Medicine Launches MedPix, a Database of Free Medical Images.”

The National Library of Medicine has launched MedPix, a free online medical image database originally developed by the Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Informatics at the Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

Originally used as a radiology study tool in the 1980’s, a web-based digital teaching file was built at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) to allow the two military training programs to share teaching file cases. The rest is as they say, history. Over the past 16 years, MedPix has amassed an impressive collection of over 53,000 images from over 13,000 cases.

Melody K. Smith

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