The Medicine ClipArt gallery offers 115 images of medical terms and tools, including bandage application, harmful germs, medicine, and more. Please note that many of these images of medical procedures and practices are out of date and may no longer be recommended practices. Illustrations of older medical practices are made available solely for their historic interest.

"Aneurism of the Carotid Artery. a, seat of the aneurism."-Whitney, 1902

Aneurism

"Aneurism of the Carotid Artery. a, seat of the aneurism."-Whitney, 1902

This illustration shows a bandage wrapped firmly around an ankle.

Ankle Bandage

This illustration shows a bandage wrapped firmly around an ankle.

Syme's amputation at the ankle. Labels: a, tibia; b, fibula; c, tibialis anticus; d, extensor proprius hallucis; e, extensor communis digitorum; f, peroneus tertius; g, flexor longus hallucis; h, tibialis posticus; i, flexor longus digitorum; j, peroneus brevis; k, peroneus longus; l, tendo Achillis; m, some muscles of the sole that not usually left in this operation; n, anterior tibial vessels; o, posterior tibial vessels; p, posterior tibial nerve.

Syme's Amputation at the Ankle

Syme's amputation at the ankle. Labels: a, tibia; b, fibula; c, tibialis anticus; d, extensor proprius…

An artificial arm made of iron.

Arm

An artificial arm made of iron.

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the arm.

Arm Bandage

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the arm.

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the arm.

Arm Bandage

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the arm.

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the arm.

Arm Bandage

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the arm.

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the arm.

Arm Bandage

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the arm.

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the arm.

Arm Bandage

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the arm.

"Showing how firm pressure may be made with the fingers to compress the branchial artery of the left arm. Some large superficial veins are also shown." — Blaisedell, 1904

Branchial artery

"Showing how firm pressure may be made with the fingers to compress the branchial artery of the left…

The point of the finest cambric needle, with a particle of dust (above) and bacteria (below) for scale.

bacteria and cambric needle

The point of the finest cambric needle, with a particle of dust (above) and bacteria (below) for scale.

"Application of a bandage." — Richardson, 1906

Bandage Application

"Application of a bandage." — Richardson, 1906

This is an animal bandage which features porous materials that let wounds aerate easier.

Animal Bandage

This is an animal bandage which features porous materials that let wounds aerate easier.

"Roller Bandage. Bandage, a surgical wrapper of some kind applied to a limb or other portion of the body to keep parts in position, exert a pressure, or for other purpose." -Vaughan, 1906

Roller Bandage

"Roller Bandage. Bandage, a surgical wrapper of some kind applied to a limb or other portion of the…

A hand, with a bandage wound around the wrist.

Bandaged hand

A hand, with a bandage wound around the wrist.

Types of bandages.

Types of Bandages

Types of bandages.

Types of bandages.

Types of Bandages

Types of bandages.

Two hand binding an injury on an arm with a bandage.

Binding

Two hand binding an injury on an arm with a bandage.

Compression of femoral artery (left) and compression of artery in arm (right).

Treatment of Bleeding

Compression of femoral artery (left) and compression of artery in arm (right).

The germs causing boils

Boils

The germs causing boils

"In bleeding from any part of the arm or hand the branchial artery should be pressed outwards against the bone jujst behind the inner border of the larger muscle of the arm." — Moss, 1914

Branchial compression

"In bleeding from any part of the arm or hand the branchial artery should be pressed outwards against…

Types of broken bones.

Types of Broken Bones

Types of broken bones.

Compasses with curved legs, for measuring the caliber, or diameter, of round bodies.

Calipers

Compasses with curved legs, for measuring the caliber, or diameter, of round bodies.

"The carotid artery may be compressed by pressing the thumb or fingers deeply into the neck in front of the strongly marked muscle which reaches from behind the ear to the upper part of the breastbone." — Moss, 1914

Carotid compression

"The carotid artery may be compressed by pressing the thumb or fingers deeply into the neck in front…

This illustration displays a way in which to correct cataracts through operation.

Cataract Operation

This illustration displays a way in which to correct cataracts through operation.

On the right is a normal sized chest and on the left is chest as it is in one that has been girt round tightly all her life, so as to make her waist very small. The ribs are brought very near together, so that they could hold only very small lungs. Health and vigor cannot exist with such small breathing machinery and are sacrificed for the sake of a small waist.

Abnormal Chest

On the right is a normal sized chest and on the left is chest as it is in one that has been girt round…

The left figure represents the natural shape of the chest, and that upon the right, the contracted state of it, owing to tight lacing.

Natural and Contracted Chest

The left figure represents the natural shape of the chest, and that upon the right, the contracted state…

"Spiral Form of the Bacteria found in Cholera." — Blaisedell, 1904

Cholera

"Spiral Form of the Bacteria found in Cholera." — Blaisedell, 1904

"An acute infectious disease, due to the implantation of the comma bacillus of Koch, characterized by vomiting, purging, rice-water evacuations and suppression of urine." — Richardson, 1906

Cholera Germ

"An acute infectious disease, due to the implantation of the comma bacillus of Koch, characterized by…

"A distortion or twisting of the foot by one or more of its muscles being permanently shortened. It may exist from birth or occur in early childhood after convulsive fits." — Chambers, 1881

Club Foot

"A distortion or twisting of the foot by one or more of its muscles being permanently shortened. It…

"A medicine once in much repute against low fevers, and as a mild stimulant and diaphoretic, and still used in some countries, although not much in Britain, consists of the root-stocks (rhizomes) of different species of Dorstenia, a tropical American plant of the natural order Moraceae. The genus is remarkable for the plane receptacle in which the numerous small flowers are fixed; the male flowers in superficial depressions the female flowers in deep sockets." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Contrayerva

"A medicine once in much repute against low fevers, and as a mild stimulant and diaphoretic, and still…

Torso of the Statue known as Venus of Melos (left) and New York Fashion, 1898 (right). "Since abdomen and chest alternately expand and contract in healthy breathing, anything which impedes their free movement is to be avoided. The tight lacing which is still indulged [in 1900] by those who think a distorted form beautiful, seriously impedes one of the most important functions of the body, and leads not only to shortness of breath and an incapacity for muscular exertion, but in many cases to actual deformity or disease." — Newell, 1900.

Effect of Corset use on Respiration

Torso of the Statue known as Venus of Melos (left) and New York Fashion, 1898 (right). "Since abdomen…

Torso of the Statue known as Venus of Melos (left) and New York Fashion, 1898 (right). "Since abdomen and chest alternately expand and contract in healthy breathing, anything which impedes their free movement is to be avoided. The tight lacing which is still indulged [in 1900] by those who think a distorted form beautiful, seriously impedes one of the most important functions of the body, and leads not only to shortness of breath and an incapacity for muscular exertion, but in many cases to actual deformity or disease." — Newell, 1900.

Effect of Corset use on Respiration

Torso of the Statue known as Venus of Melos (left) and New York Fashion, 1898 (right). "Since abdomen…

A staff with a cross-piece at the head, placed under the arm or shoulder, to support the lame or infirm in walking.

Crutch

A staff with a cross-piece at the head, placed under the arm or shoulder, to support the lame or infirm…

The germs causing diptheria.

Diptheria

The germs causing diptheria.

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the face.

Face Bandage

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the face.

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the face to cover an eye.

Facial Bandage

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the face to cover an eye.

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the face to cover both eyes.

Facial Bandage

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the face to cover both eyes.

"In bleeding from the thigh, leg, or foot press backward with the thumbs on the femoral artery at the middle of the groin where the artery passes over the bone. The point is a little higher up than that indicated in Fig 6." — Moss, 1914

Femoral compression

"In bleeding from the thigh, leg, or foot press backward with the thumbs on the femoral artery at the…

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the foot.

Foot Bandage

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the foot.

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the foot.

Foot Bandage

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the foot.

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the foot.

Foot Bandage

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the foot.

On the left is a side view of a Chinese lady's foot that has been bound while it was growing to stunt it's growth. On the right is a view of the sole of the same foot. All the toes but the great one are turned in under the foot.

Foot of Chinese Woman

On the left is a side view of a Chinese lady's foot that has been bound while it was growing to stunt…

A bandaged foot.

Bandaged foot

A bandaged foot.

"A Piece of Hair from the Scalp infested with a Mold which produces Ringworm. Ringworm may occur anywhere on the body, but is perhaps most common on the scalp and face." — Blaisedell, 1904

Hair with ringworm

"A Piece of Hair from the Scalp infested with a Mold which produces Ringworm. Ringworm may occur anywhere…

An artificial hand made of iron.

Hand

An artificial hand made of iron.

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the hand.

Hand Bandage

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the hand.

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the hand.

Hand Bandage

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the hand.

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the hand.

Hand Bandage

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the hand.

A hand with the index finger bandaged.

Hand with bandaged finger

A hand with the index finger bandaged.

A hand with the index finger wrapped in a bandage.

Bandaged hand

A hand with the index finger wrapped in a bandage.

A hand wrapped in a bandage.

Bandaged hand

A hand wrapped in a bandage.

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the head.

Head Bandage

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the head.

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the head.

Head Bandage

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the head.

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the head.

Head Bandage

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the head.

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the head.

Head Bandage

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the head.

Pictured are bundles from the Herbarium of Willdenow. The plants are preserved in stout blue paper wrappers.

Herbarium of Willdenow

Pictured are bundles from the Herbarium of Willdenow. The plants are preserved in stout blue paper wrappers.

Infant incubators are used to provide a warm environment for babies born prematurely or for other infants who are unable to maintain a normal body temperature. The infant incubator is a relatively small, glass-walled box that may have portholes fitted with long rubber gloves through which nurses can handle and care for the infant.

General Use Incubator

Infant incubators are used to provide a warm environment for babies born prematurely or for other infants…

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the knee.

Knee Bandage

This illustration shows a method of applying a bandage to the knee.

An artificial leg.

Leg

An artificial leg.