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Since 1968 IMI has set and maintained standards for the medical illustration profession, bringing together the disciplines of clinical photography, medical art, illustration, graphic design and video within healthcare.

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    Microscopy in Medical Research and Diagnosis

    This one day joint symposium is organised by the Medical Group (Royal Photographic Society) and the Royal Microscopical Society to bring together a team of six eminent scientists who develop and use techniques in microscopy for research and diagnosis in various areas of medicine

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