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 Please note that many of these images of medical procedures and practices are out of date and may no longer be recommended practices.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.

This illustration shows a bandage wrapped firmly around a leg.

Leg Bandage

This illustration shows a bandage wrapped firmly around a leg.

The germs causing leprosy.

Leprosy

The germs causing leprosy.

The germs causing lockjaw.

Lockjaw

The germs causing lockjaw.

Lung with pleuro-pneumonia.

Lung with Pleuro-Pneumonia

Lung with pleuro-pneumonia.

Lung infected with pleuro-pneumonia.

Lung with Pneumonia

Lung infected with pleuro-pneumonia.

Lung infected with croupous or vesicular pneumonia. Estate of consolidation.

Lung with Pneumonia

Lung infected with croupous or vesicular pneumonia. Estate of consolidation.

Lung infected with consumption (tuberculosis), showing the intervesicular changes).

Lung with Tuberculosis

Lung infected with consumption (tuberculosis), showing the intervesicular changes).

Lung with croupos of vesicular pneumonia. Stage of consolidation.

Lung with Vesicular Pneumonia

Lung with croupos of vesicular pneumonia. Stage of consolidation.

Lungs with chronic phthisis; intervesicular changes.

Lungs with Chronic Phthisis

Lungs with chronic phthisis; intervesicular changes.

The germs causing malaria.

Malaria

The germs causing malaria.

Chopart's operation is is an amputation at the mediotarsal joint. Labels: a, astragalus; b, os calcis; c, extensor proprius hallucis; d, tibialis anticus; e, extensor communis digitorum; f, peroneus longus; g, adductor minimi digiti; h, flexor brevis digitorum; i, flexor longus digitorum; j, abductor hallucis; k, flexor longus hallucis; l, dorsalis pedis artery; m, internal plantar artery; n, external plantar artery.

Chopart's Amputation at the Mediotarsal Joint

Chopart's operation is is an amputation at the mediotarsal joint. Labels: a, astragalus; b, os calcis;…

This illustration shows nerve cells from spinal ganglia.

Nerve Cells from Spinal Ganglia

This illustration shows nerve cells from spinal ganglia.

Nerve Ganglia, or Knots (sing. Ganglion; Knot) occur as collections of nerve cells on the course of a nerve, forming and obvious swelling. In surgery, it is the swelling caused by the collection of fluid in the fibrous sheath which surrounds a tendon. It arises from inflammation of the tendon-sheath, and occurs most often at the back of the wrist. Sometimes the cyst may be broken by firm pressure or by a smart blow, and the fluid be thus dispersed; or a puncture may be made, with proper antiseptic precautions, and the fluid be pressed out. Sometimes counter-irritation with iodine causes absorption. In any case, firm pressure with pad and bandage must be used afterwards, to prevent refilling until the cyst walls have united. This illustration shows a cross-section of a spinal cord and spinal nerve cells (g being ganglia).

Nerve Ganglia (Spinal)

Nerve Ganglia, or Knots (sing. Ganglion; Knot) occur as collections of nerve cells on the course of…

"A Nurse for the Sick Room." — Blaisedell, 1904

Nurse

"A Nurse for the Sick Room." — Blaisedell, 1904

A nurse giving a sick boy medicine.

Nurse

A nurse giving a sick boy medicine.

"It is worthy of note that, owing to the oblique direction in which the muscles are commonly inserted into the bones, much of their force is lost so far as producing movement is concerned. Suppose the log of wood in the diagram to be raised by pulling on the rope in the direction a; it is clear at first that the rope will act at a great disadvantage; most of the pull transmitted by it will be exerted against the pivot on which the log hinges, and only a small fraction be available for elevating the latter. But the more the log is lifted, as for example into the position indicated by the dotted lines, the more useful will be the direction of the pull, and the more of it will be spend on the log and the less lost unavailingly in merely increasing the pressure at the hinge." —Martin, 1917

Oblique Pull

"It is worthy of note that, owing to the oblique direction in which the muscles are commonly inserted…

The theory that the mental faculties are shown on the surface of the head or skull.

Phrenology

The theory that the mental faculties are shown on the surface of the head or skull.

The term applied to the psychological theories of Gall and Spurzheim, founded upon 1, the discovery that the brain, as the organ of the mind, is not so much a single organ as a complex congeries of organs; and 2, observations as to the existence of a certain correspondence between the aptitudes of the individual and the configuration of his skull.

Phrenology

The term applied to the psychological theories of Gall and Spurzheim, founded upon 1, the discovery…

A theory which claims to be able to determine character, personality traits, and criminality on the basis of the shape of the head. This technique was developed in the early 1800's and is currently discredited as a pseudoscience.

Phrenology

A theory which claims to be able to determine character, personality traits, and criminality on the…

Phrenology is a psychological theory that the shape and bumps on a person's head can tell what mental powers and sentiments the person uses the most. The images make up the phrenology chart.

Phrenology

Phrenology is a psychological theory that the shape and bumps on a person's head can tell what mental…

Phrenology is a psychological theory that the shape and bumps on a person's head can tell what mental powers and sentiments the person uses the most. The images make up the phrenology chart.

Phrenology

Phrenology is a psychological theory that the shape and bumps on a person's head can tell what mental…

Phrenology is a psychological theory that the shape and bumps on a person's head can tell what mental powers and sentiments the person uses the most. The images make up the phrenology chart.

Phrenology

Phrenology is a psychological theory that the shape and bumps on a person's head can tell what mental…

Phrenology is a psychological theory that the shape and bumps on a person's head can tell what mental powers and sentiments the person uses the most. The images make up the phrenology chart.

Phrenology

Phrenology is a psychological theory that the shape and bumps on a person's head can tell what mental…

The germs causing pneumonia.

Pneumonia

The germs causing pneumonia.

Applied to various parts. To adjust it to the head make several turns around the head, then pass the bandage backward and forward over the scalp until the parts are covered. Secure the turns with pins or strips of adhesive plaster.

Recurrent Bandage

Applied to various parts. To adjust it to the head make several turns around the head, then pass the…

This illustration shows the resuscitation of a drowning.

Resuscitation

This illustration shows the resuscitation of a drowning.

This illustration shows the resuscitation of a drowning.

Resuscitation

This illustration shows the resuscitation of a drowning.

A disease caused by a minute insect, the acarus scabiei, which bores into and underneath the epidermic layer of the skin.

Scabies

A disease caused by a minute insect, the acarus scabiei, which bores into and underneath the epidermic…

"The burrow of the itch insect that causes scabies." — Richardson, 1906

Scabies

"The burrow of the itch insect that causes scabies." — Richardson, 1906

A bedridden man being taken care of by a nurse.

Sick Man

A bedridden man being taken care of by a nurse.

"A sling for the arm made from a triangular bandage." —Davison, 1910

Boy with sling

"A sling for the arm made from a triangular bandage." —Davison, 1910

"The bandaging will stop all ordinary bleeding. Generally this is all that is necessary for the first treatment and sometimes it is all that is needed for several days." — Moss, 1914

Coat sling

"The bandaging will stop all ordinary bleeding. Generally this is all that is necessary for the first…

"The bandaging will stop all ordinary bleeding. Generally this is all that is necessary for the first treatment and sometimes it is all that is needed for several days." — Moss, 1914

Sleeve sling

"The bandaging will stop all ordinary bleeding. Generally this is all that is necessary for the first…

The germs causing sore throat.

Sore Throat

The germs causing sore throat.

Applied to parts which do not vary in circumference. It is applied like the oblique except that the turns overlap each other.

Spiral Bandage

Applied to parts which do not vary in circumference. It is applied like the oblique except that the…

"When an arm or a leg is broken, it should be kept stretched out straight so that the sharp, broken ends of the bone will not cut the muscles, nerves, and blood vessels of the limb. If the person must be moved, wrap a pillow, coat, or blanket about the injured member, using sticks or something else stiff enough to keep it from bending." — Ritchie, 1918

Splint

"When an arm or a leg is broken, it should be kept stretched out straight so that the sharp, broken…

"No one but a good surgeon is able to set a broken bone successfully. However, if a person with a fracture must be moved from the place of accident it is wise to hold the broken bone in place by binding firmly on either side of the fracture, wrapped in a clean cloth, a narrow board, or flat stick." —Davison, 1910

Splint

"No one but a good surgeon is able to set a broken bone successfully. However, if a person with a fracture…

"Treatment of fracture of both bones of the forearm." — Richardson, 1906

Splint

"Treatment of fracture of both bones of the forearm." — Richardson, 1906

"Showing how a pillow, an inside coat, a "sweater", or a blanket may be used as a temporary splint on a broken leg." — Blaisedell, 1904

Temporary splint

"Showing how a pillow, an inside coat, a "sweater", or a blanket may be used as a temporary splint on…

"Fracture of the leg: Apply two splints, one on the outside, the other on the inside of the limb. When nothing better can be had, support may be given by a roll of clothing and two sticks." — Moss, 1914

Leg splints

"Fracture of the leg: Apply two splints, one on the outside, the other on the inside of the limb. When…

"Fracture of the leg: Apply two splints, one on the outside, the other on the inside of the limb. When nothing better can be had, support may be given by a roll of clothing and two sticks." — Moss, 1914

Leg splints

"Fracture of the leg: Apply two splints, one on the outside, the other on the inside of the limb. When…

"It consists of a common metallic syringe, A, screwed to a cylindrical valve box, B, which contains two ovoid cavities, in each of which there is a loose, spherical metallic valve. The ends of the cavities are peirced, and the valves fit exactly, either of the orifices. Thus it makes no difference which end of the valve-box is upturned, the valve falling down and closing the orifices in either direction. The flexible india rubber tubes, C D, are attached to the opposite ends of the cavities." —Comstock, 1850

Stomach Pump

"It consists of a common metallic syringe, A, screwed to a cylindrical valve box, B, which contains…

"In bleeding from wounds of the shoulder or armpit the subclavian artery may be reached by pressing the thumb deeply into the hollow behind the collar bone." — Moss, 1914

Subclavian compression

"In bleeding from wounds of the shoulder or armpit the subclavian artery may be reached by pressing…

Showing position for inspiration (top) and position for expiration (bottom).

Treatment of Suffocation

Showing position for inspiration (top) and position for expiration (bottom).

A syringe is a simple piston pump consisting of a plunger that fits tightly in a tube. The plunger can be pulled and pushed along inside a cylindrical tube (the barrel), allowing the syringe to take in and expel a liquid or gas through an orifice at the open end of the tube.

Syringe

A syringe is a simple piston pump consisting of a plunger that fits tightly in a tube. The plunger can…

Lifrac's operation consists in amputation through the tarsometatarsal line of joints. Labels: a, b, c, inner, middle and outer cuneiform bones; d, cuboid; e, f, the metatarsal bones; g, tibialis anticus; h, extensor proprius hallucis; i, extensor communis digitorum; j, extensor brevis digitorum; k, extensor tendons; l, dorsalis pedis artery.

Lisfranc's Amputation at the Tarsometatarsal Joint

Lifrac's operation consists in amputation through the tarsometatarsal line of joints. Labels: a, b,…

"Showing how an improvised apparatus, or temporary tourniquet, may be adapted to arrest bleeding from an artery in the arm. This apparatus consists of a potato held in place over the partery by a pocket handkerchief used as a band. A stick, picked up on the ground, is inserted benearth the band on the opposite side of the limb and used as a lever to press the potato firmly against the artery." — Blaisedell, 1904

Tourniquet

"Showing how an improvised apparatus, or temporary tourniquet, may be adapted to arrest bleeding from…

"The principal of a tourniquet is easily understood, a pad or compass placed on the line of the artery and a strap or band to go over the pad and around the limb so that, when tightened, it will press the pad down upon the artery and interrupt the flow of the blood." — Moss, 1914

Tourniquet

"The principal of a tourniquet is easily understood, a pad or compass placed on the line of the artery…

This illustration shows a method of applying a triangular bandage to the chest, shoulder, head and elbow.

Triangular Bandage

This illustration shows a method of applying a triangular bandage to the chest, shoulder, head and elbow.

Trichina parasitic worms, as sometimes found in the muscles of a person who has eaten pork not well cooked.

Trichina in Muscle

Trichina parasitic worms, as sometimes found in the muscles of a person who has eaten pork not well…

A bandage or apparatus used in cases of hernia.

Truss

A bandage or apparatus used in cases of hernia.

The germs causing tuberculosis.

Tuberculosis

The germs causing tuberculosis.

The germs causing typhoid.

Typhoid

The germs causing typhoid.

"This picture is based upon a photograph of a painting exhibited many years ago in the Paris Salon. It represents the crowning experiement of Dr. Edward Jenner, a famous English physician and the discoverer of vaccination. This experiment was performed on a boy who Jenner innoculated with matter taken from the hand of a milkmaid who had been directly infected by the cow. This was on the 14th of May, 1796, more than a century ago." — Blaisedell, 1904

The First Vaccination

"This picture is based upon a photograph of a painting exhibited many years ago in the Paris Salon.…

"Method of transporting a wounded person." — Richardson, 1906

Wounded Transportation

"Method of transporting a wounded person." — Richardson, 1906