Wellcome Trust Opens Image Collection Online

The United Kingdom's Wellcome Trust is one of the world's major private foundations dedicated to the advancement of human and animal health. Last month, the Trust opened a new online site, Wellcome Images: 2000 Years of Human Culture, under provisions of Creative Commons Licenses, to permit persona, educational, or study uses of the images in their collection. As they note, "[t]he Biomedical Collection holds over 40 000 high-quality images from the clinical and biomedical sciences. Selected from the UK's leading teaching hospitals and research institutions, it covers disease, surgery, general healthcare, sciences from genetics to neuroscience including the full range of imaging techniques." Students and teachers should find in this collection valuable resources for reports and other teaching and learning purposes.