Life Images Online

I stumbled across the Life Photo Archives this morning. The photos date from the 1750s through today and most were never published. Of course, I had to see if there were any photos relating to medicine and New Orleans. Here’s what I found:
smoking baboon
This photo dates from June 1966 and features “Medical Technician Robert Mitchell working with the baboon that he taught to smoke for research on cancer & heart disease at the LA state Univ. medical school.” Photos are available for “personal non-commercial use.”

3 Responses to Life Images Online

  1. i think “that’s as crazy as a smoking baboon” needs to be used more as a euphemism.

  2. I am now completely obsessed with this archive.

  3. Where on earth were these cool items? Looks like we need a display case to show them.