Wednesday 22 January 2014

Wellcome Library

As part of its policy of open access to all, the Wellcome Library in London is making freely available more than 100,000 images, from ancient medical manuscripts to paintings or etchings by artists such as Goya and Van Gogh. They are released under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) licence. All you need to do is search the database, download your chosen image and credit Wellcome Library, London (CLICK). I plumped for this Francisco Goya etching, which has two titles: 1) The sleep of reason produces monsters (No. 43) from Los Caprichos and 2) A man asleep dreaming of monsters (1796-98). Fergus Walsh, the BBC's medical correspondent, also took a dip and came up with humorous medical cartoons (CLICK).


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