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The Collection

Medical posters drawn by artists at the National Institutes of Health provide publicity to scientists to seminars on specialized subjects and attract public attention to medical topics of broad interest. Ideas for posters are most often gleaned from the human body itself. Many of the configurations found in science - a cell, muscle, or calcium channel - have graphic appeal which the artist can often readily adapt into a poster with visual impact. The following medical posters represent a small fraction of the total number of posters designed over the past 30 years by artists in the NIH's Medical Arts and Photography Branch.

The posters in this exhibit are not available for purchase or for download in high-resolution format. These are in the public domain and available for use. Unfortunately, the posters are printed in very small quantities for specific events at NIH and, aside from one archival copy that is usually sent to the National Library of Medicine for the Images in the History of Medicine collection, none are saved.

Arthritis and Osteoporosis


"Arthritis and Osteoporosis"
Illustrator: Al Laoang
Date: 1997

Aspirin in the Prevention of CV Disease


"Aspirin in the Secondary and Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease"
Illustrator: Salvador Bru
Date: 1995

Axelrod


"Axelrod"
Illustrator: Al Laoang
Designer: Karen Cook
Date: 1992

The Head and Heart of Chaos


"The Head and Heart of Chaos"
Illustrator: Richard Barnes
Date: 1992

Dental Restorative Materials


"Dental Restorative Materials"
Illustrator: Richard Barnes

Early-Stage Breast Cancer


"Early-Stage Breast Cancer"
Illustrator: Margaret Georgiann
Date: 1990

Dystrophin Abnormalities


"Dystrophin Abnormalities in Neuromuscular Disease"
Illustrator: Karen Cook
Date: 1990

Human Genome Lecture Series


"1995-1996 Human Genome Lecture Series"
Illustrator: Salvador Bru
Date: 1995

Glycobiology


"Glycobiology"
Illustrator: Richard Barnes
Date: 1993

Drugs and Insomnia


"Drugs and Insomnia"
Illustrator: Betty Hebb
Date: 1983

Today and Tomorrow


"Internet: Today and Tomorrow"
Illustrator: Richard Barnes

Imagine God


"Imagine God"
Illustrator: Al Laoang
Date: 1989

Analgesic Associated Kidney Disease


"Analgesic Associated Kidney Disease"
Illustrator: Betty Hebb
Date: 1984

Intracellular Protein Sorting


"Intracellular Protein Sorting"
Illustrator: Martha Blalock
Designer: Karen Cook
Date: 1995

Precursors to Malignant Melanoma


"Precursors to Malignant Melanoma"
Illustrator: Betty Hebb
Date: 1983

Mood Disorders


"Mood Disorders"
Illustrator: Al Laoang
Date: 1984

Employee Appreciation Day


"Employee Appreciation Day"
Illustrator: Salvador Bru
Designer: Margaret Georgiann
Date: 1992

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease


"Pelvic Inflammatory Disease"
Illustrator: Betty Hebb
Date: 1990

Decade of the Brain


"NINCS Decade of the Brain--Research Poster Day"
Illustrator: Richard Barnes
Date: 1990

Reproductive and Sexual Issues


"Reproductive and Sexual Issues"
Illustrator: Margaret Georgiann
Date: 1993

Design of Proteins and Drugs


"Design of Proteins and Drugs"
Illustrator: Martha Blalock
Designer: Karen Cook

Sleep


"Sleep"
Illustrator: Linda Brown
Date: 1981

Temporomandibular Disorders

TMD--Management of Temporomandibular Disorders
"TMD--Management of Temporomandibular Disorders"

Illustrator: Karen Cook
Date: 1996

Women's Health and Behavior


"Women's Health and Behavior"
Illustrator: Margaret Georgiann
Date: 1991