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Finding Medical Images

Collections of public domain, Creative-Commons licensed, and copyright-protected medical images for use in professional and academic presentations, and teaching.

Copyright Note

NOTE: These databases contain copyrighted material. Restrictions for non-educational uses may apply. If you are downloading images from a new or unfamilar website, read the copyright policies first.

General Databases


  • Enter your search terms and select "Images, Video & Audio" from the drop-down menu next to the search bar.


  • Natural, medical and social science images.
  • Enter your search terms and select "Images" from the drop-down menu next to the search bar.

BioDigital Human

  • Virtual anatomy tool. 
  • Requires creation of free account.

Lillian & Clarence de la Chapelle Medical Archives:

  • NYULMC's image archives.

Medicine and Madison Avenue:

  • Images of historical medical advertising.

NEJM Images in Clinical Medicine

  • Browse using the filters in the right-hand sidebar.