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Life Cycle Images - The Wellcome Tropical Medicine Resource

daj (David Johnston) daj at nhm.ic.ac.uk
Wed Apr 27 02:24:41 EST 1994

>In article <199404261559.IAA15536 at net.bio.net>,
>Robin Beech <Robin_Beech at maclan.mcgill.ca> wrote:
>>                          What About...
>> Life Cycle Images
>>One of the most common slides presented during parasitology seminars is the
>>obligatory "lifecycle of my parasite". What do people think about the use of
>>an archive containing images of various parasite lifecycles which could be
>>used to produce these slides?

The Wellcome Trust's Tropical Medicine Resource already goes part way 
towards this for human parasites:

to quote from their pamphlet:

"Currently the most comprehensive tropical medicine image collection in the 
world, this unique archive has evolved from the Wellcome Museum of ropical 
Medicine transparancy collection. It has been greatly enhanced and updated 
by the contribution of pictures from individuals with specialist knowledge 
of tropical medicine from academic institutions and the picture libraries 
of organisations such as WHO and CDC"

For the purposes of the original posting the archive doesn't entirely fit 
the bill as "Combining text and images and presented as a series of 
concise, carefully sequenced computer screens, the tutorials cover many of 
the 40 most important causes of morbidity and mortality." Ie, the images 
are all prearranged into complete tutorials rather than available 
individually. However, this does mean that they have all already been 
computerised and may be made available on request. Maybe this requires a 
coordinated request from parasitologists for certain key images to be 
deposited in a public archive although there may be copyright problems 
involved. Although I am loathe to volunteer for any additional work these 
days, I'll monitor responses to this posting and take it from there if the 
demand appears to exist.

They are keen to develop the resource further and are looking for people to 
supply further images and develop additional tutorials.

As is, the system requires 386 PC, 4Mb, VGA or SVGA, 200MB HD, Dos5, 
Videologic DVA4000 card, PAL format videodisc player.

For more details, contact names 
Jann Marshall tel 071 611 8536
Sheila Aspinal tel 071 611 8600
Ann Coperman tel 071 611 8535

The Tropical Medicine Resource,
The Wellcome Trust,
183, Euston Road,
London, NW1 2BE

Fax 071 611 8545

Usual disclaimers

David A. Johnston
Dept of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road,
South Kensington, London SW7 5DB.
(tel 071 9389297, fax 071 9388754, email daj at nhm.ic.ac.uk)

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