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.
January 2, 2009 §
There’s been quite a lot of buzz surrounding the release of the new Canon 5D Mark II digital SLR camera (MkII). With 21.1 megapixels and a full 35 mm size frame CMOS sensor, the camera is a powerful SLR. But it’s the possibility to record HD video that is the groundbreaking feature of this camera.
Is the MkII the ultimate tool for the medical photographer? « Read the rest of this entry »