medical icons/clipart

  1. I'm looking for a source for good medical/nursing clipart or icons. These must be simple and downloadable. This is for work and I need images like adult diapers, walker, wheelchair, toilet etc.

    Can anybody help me?
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  3. by   nell
    If you use Microsoft word you can get a lot of clipart from their online database. That's where I get a lot of my stuff. If it's not exactly what I want, I modify it in Corel Draw or another vector drawing program. I didn't see adult diapers there tho. Maybe go to the website of a company that makes them and swipe an image? If it's not for comercial use they probably won't care.

    Good luck.
    Last edit by nell on Nov 11, '02
  4. by   Ortho_RN
    My favorite is Microsoft Clip Art Gallery.. I have always found everything I need.. Just do a search for "Microsoft Clip Art Gallery"

    Hope you find what you need
  5. by   Dr. Kate
    Be very careful about "swiping" an image. Companies tend to be very propritary about such things and even use in an inhouse document consititutes publication and copyright violation.

    I like microsoft's clip art, too. And it really impresses my boss; makes her think I'm smarter than the average bear.
  6. by   nell
    You can use Microsoft Clip Art Gallery if you don't have Word? That's the database I meant.

    If you're worried about copyright problems, just e-mail the company and ask if you can use it - sometimes they like the product exposure.

    I have also done a Google image search and after downloading an image, run it thru a few filters in PhotoShop or trace it in CorelDraw! Remove any identifying text and flip the image - it's unrecognizable from the original. Those of us that can't draw have to have other means. Besides, I like to live dangerously...
    Last edit by nell on Nov 11, '02
  7. by   MK2002
    Most people use the images in Word. However, these are limited and all too familiar. If you really want to produce something special, then I suggest buying one of the many clip art collections. They are low cost and they offer thousands of images.

    Don't worry about copyrights and using the images. The software company is concerned with those who put them on websites, not those using the images for a company newsletter or something similar. Images in a copyrighted collection should not be distributed freely as through download.

    A few years ago I bought the ClickArt 125,000 collection by Broderbund for $48 at CompUSA. Upon regstration I was sent a disk and book with an additional 10,000 images, if I remember correctly. The current collection has grown to 250,000 images, and costs only $30 to order it online. The collection I bought came with several CDs and 2 large visual color catalogs of the images. You must have a printed catalog when using a large image bank. Trying to view images one at a time is impractical.

    I checked my Borderbund image catalogs. They have every image you listed except for the adult diaper. That will be difficult to find. Here is the link to the company website, which also has some free medical images:
  8. by   emily_mom
    I have an old copy of Printmaster, and it has like 75,000 images including LOTS of medical stuff. You can get it really cheap...