US Army medical photos on Flickr
March 19, 2009 §
Operation for hernia, Walter Reed Hospital, showing motion picture camera in action, 1918. (Creative Commons).
The National Museum of Health and Medicine (run by the US Army) are making a selection of their vast archive of military medical photos available on Flickr. Almost 800 photos are currenly uploaded, all with a Creative Commons License.
Head archivist Mike Rhode revealed the museum’s excellent policy in this statement to Wire:
“You pay taxes. These are your pictures,” Rhode said. “You should be able to see them”.
Also check out the museum’s unofficial blog A Repository for Bottled Monsters.