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

Aspirin in the Prevention of CV Disease

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

Axelrod

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

The Head and Heart of Chaos

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

Dental Restorative Materials

Dental Restorative Materials poster
"Dental Restorative Materials"
Illustrator: Richard Barnes

Early-Stage Breast Cancer

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

Dystrophin Abnormalities

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

Human Genome Lecture Series

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

Glycobiology

Glycobiology poster
"Glycobiology"
Illustrator: Richard Barnes
Date: 1993

Drugs and Insomnia

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

Today and Tomorrow

Today and Tomorrow poster
"Internet: Today and Tomorrow"
Illustrator: Richard Barnes

Imagine God

Imagine God poster
"Imagine God"
Illustrator: Al Laoang
Date: 1989

Analgesic Associated Kidney Disease

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

Intracellular Protein Sorting

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

Precursors to Malignant Melanoma

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

Mood Disorders

Mood Disorders poster
"Mood Disorders"
Illustrator: Al Laoang
Date: 1984

Employee Appreciation Day

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

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

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

Decade of the Brain

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

Reproductive and Sexual Issues

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

Design of Proteins and Drugs

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

Sleep

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