NIH News Release
National Library of Medicine

Thursday, February 24, 2000

Images from the History of Medicine Rescanned Images Released on 2/24/2000

The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce that approximately 60,000 rescanned images for the Images from the History of Medicine (IHM) web site became available today. The new images were rescanned directly from archival slides at a high resolution rate: (2700 dots per inch prior to compression for the World Wide Web). Because of the quality of these images, all are watermarked.

The IHM rescanning project was a three-year effort to improve the quality of the IHM images. Color resolution, original size, and clarity are much improved. With the original images, NLM was able to implement the IHM project quickly and they proved to be useful identifying tools. We believe that the new images will provide an even greater service to IHM users.

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