Wellcome Images is a wonderful source of images of medicine and its history, from ancient civilisations and social history to contemporary healthcare, biomedical science and clinical medicine. More than 180 000 images ranging from manuscripts, rare books, archives and paintings to X-rays, clinical photography and scanned electron micrographs are available on their website.
This year, winners of the 12th Wellcome Image Awards were announced on 20 June 2012. The recognition to the creators was given on the basis of the most informative, striking and technically excellent images produced.
We’ve selected a few to show you but it’s worth visiting the site in order to admire the whole panel and get more information about each photo subject.