Welcome to Images from the Plymouth Medical Society Historic Collection


This collection of images has been created from the Plymouth Medical Society Historic Book Collection which dates back to 17th century. The books contain a wealth of illustrations of value to historical research in medicine, art, sociology and health care. The images provide a sample or "taster" of what is available within the books.  They include early examples of anatomical drawings, medical procedures, medical instruments etc and there are links within the details of each record to the catalogue records of the book from which it h as been copied.  There are three ways of searching the image collection:

By Browsing - browsing broad categories of related images

Quick Search - this will search any terms in the image records

Advanced Search - use controlled vocabulary based on Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)


For more information about the Collection see:

Plymouth Medical Society Historic Collection Main Home Page  

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