User talk:BruceBlaus

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, BruceBlaus!

-- Wikimedia Commons Welcome (talk) 23:02, 23 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Nice cell biology pictures! — Love, Kelvinsong talk 22:52, 6 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Blausen 0330 EarAnatomy MiddleEar.png[edit]

Sorry I made a mistake with this file, when I just wanted to translate it into Spanish, I modified the original file wrongly. I have tried to unmake my edition but I'm not being able. Sorry again. Repair my mistake please, and tell me, if possible, how I can upload an image translated from Blausen. Thanks in advance. --Elboy99 (talk) 02:15, 1 December 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ok, I have been able at least to revert to the original file. Sorry for the inconvenience.--Elboy99 (talk) 02:15, 1 December 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello Elboy99. Thank you for reverting to the original file. Unfortunately, we cannot release layered files where the text can be changed; therefore there's no easy way to translate over the original English text. BruceBlaus (talk) 16:13, 3 December 2013 (UTC)BruceBlausReply[reply]

Dear Bruce Blaus, I greatly admire your illustration, the pelvis: . I wish to use it in our publication "Pediatric Surgery - Diagnosis and Treatment". I see that it has a Creative commons attribution 3.0 unported license, and will attribute it as such, but I wished to also notify you of my plans and request. The illustration will greatly enhance our chapter on pelvic fractures! Warm regards, Chris Coppola. Villac (talk) 00:56, 9 December 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello Villac. Yes, as long as we are attributed, the usage is fine. Thank you for letting me know. BruceBlaus (talk) 19:44, 11 December 2013 (UTC)BruceBlausReply[reply]

Thank you very much, BruceBlausen! (for your art and your generosity!) I will attribute in this way: i. Figure: Pediatric Pelvis 1 – The pelvis consists of the pubis, the ischium, and the ileum. Adapted from Bruce Blaus under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license as published on . (I will edit this if you wish.) Merry Christmas! Villac (talk) 03:49, 14 December 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Dear Bruce Blaus, I was just reading and noticed that in your - beautiful - picture the triple and quadruple bypass graft have the exact same picture in use. As I see you allready have I figured it was a mistake and wanted to inform you on this. Kind regards Niekski (talk) 06:16, 30 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you for letting us know Niekski. The image was fixed and re-uploaded this morning. BruceBlaus (talk) 13:36, 30 April 2014 (UTC)BruceBlausReply[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for your excellent artwork and cooperative attitude! Villac (talk) 04:45, 18 December 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If you please, I have found another image I would love to use in our book: The Lymphatic System: I don't mean to pester you with requests, and answer only if you wish, but I will inform you when relying on your excellent work, always with attribution. Many thanks! Villac (talk) 04:47, 18 December 2013 (UTC) |} Hi Villac. Yes, as long as we are attributed for this image, the usage is fine. Thanks for letting me know. BruceBlaus (talk) 20:47, 3 January 2014 (UTC)BruceBlausReply[reply]

permission to use images[edit]


I would like to use 3 images that I found on Wikimedia Commons, created by Blausen Medical Communications.

These images will be used in offline e-learning training materials for healthcare workers in Tanzania. The materials will not be sold and no profit will be made from these materials - the usage is strictly educational. Please let me know if permission to use the materials is granted.

Images that we would like to use for this project are:,, and

Many thanks.

Yes, as long as we are attributed as "Courtesy of", the 3 images may be used. BruceBlaus (talk) 21:51, 20 May 2014 (UTC)BruceBlausReply[reply]

Hey Bruce!
I am about to publish a book about conception options and I would love to use your IUI image. The legal department at the publisher wanted me to double check with you that I could use it even though it will be in print. We will properly attribute the image to you and provide the website in print form in the endnotes. Is this OK for you?
Thanks for creating this awesome image,
Marea Mareagoodman (talk) 19:53, 24 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello Marea,
Thank you for contacting me. If the usage is non-profit, you may use the image free of charge in your publication with credit to Blausen in the endnotes. However, if the publication is for profit, the cost to use the illustration is $250.
Thank you. You may contact us at: to discuss. BruceBlaus (talk) 14:34, 25 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you very much. We will attribute the images as instructed!

Publish gallery in Wikiversity Journal?[edit]

I see that you've gotten requests for permission to use images of yours in external works, and I believe there will be more requests in the future. Therefore, I think that your gallery is a excellent candidate for inclusion in Wikiversity Journal of Medicine. Thereby, other people using any image in external sources would be able to cite that image with a standard reference format, similarly to for example this image (as shown in its "Author" section). I can offer to prepare a gallery similar to Medical gallery of David Richfield 2014, using your uploads, and if you think it looks all right I can have it peer reviewed for inclusion in Wikiversity Journal. Does this sound interesting? If so, would it be ok to use the name "Blausen Medical Communications" as the creator? Mikael Häggström (talk) 18:56, 4 August 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello Mikael Häggström. We approve this request as long as we are cited as "" as the creator. Thank you! BruceBlaus (talk) 20:02, 4 August 2014 (UTC)BruceBlausReply[reply]

The images to be included in the journal are now on display at Wikiversity:Blausen gallery 2014, and the expected publication date is within a week. Images that are currently not included are given on the talk page at Wikiversity:Talk:Blausen gallery 2014 with explanations to such a decision. You may, if you wish, make an entry there to reply and/or motivate to have one or more of those images included in the publication as well. With a motivation, it is possible to have additional images included even after publication. Mikael Häggström (talk) 23:06, 24 August 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The gallery is now published at Wikiversity:Blausen gallery 2014. Each of the included images can thereby now be cited as follows:
I will soon add this information in the image description pages. Mikael Häggström (talk) 18:03, 29 August 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Error in labelling in pic[edit]

Blausen 0861 Tonsils&Throat Anatomy2.png

Hi BruceBlaus,

I think there's an error in the labelling of File:Blausen 0861 Tonsils&Throat Anatomy2.png. I think the en:palatine tonsils have been mistakenly labelled as en:pharyngeal tonsils.

Cheers, Adrian J. Hunter (talk) 12:13, 9 September 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello Adrian J. Hunter. Thank you for the feedback, the image has been corrected. BruceBlaus (talk) 13:43, 9 September 2014 (UTC)BruceBlausReply[reply]

Great, thanks for the fix. Adrian J. Hunter (talk) 13:08, 19 September 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

Graphic Designer Barnstar Hires.png The Graphic Designer's Barnstar
Thanks for your wonderful illustrations! Jmwallach (talk) 15:46, 23 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

using images online[edit]

hello, I would like to know if images found under your user can be used on other websites, and in which conditions. Thanks!

Yes, as long as we are attributed as "Courtesy of" next to each image. Thank you, BruceBlaus (talk) 18:43, 14 January 2015 (UTC)BruceBlausReply[reply]

Blausen_0406_FingerNailAnatomy.png *problem*[edit]

This illustration is misleading/wrong. The nail matrix is not just at the root. It extends under the nail all the way to the edge of the lunula. Thus, it is also misleading regarding the nail bed, which does not extend to the root? (File:Human_nail_anatomy.jpg is apparently better than File:Blausen_0406_FingerNailAnatomy.png) - 20:53, 9 April 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

We appreciate the feedback . We revised the image to have a color gradient between the nail matrix (or germinal matrix) and the nail bed (or sterile matrix). The nail matrix is continuous with the nail bed. The leader lines are accurate when pointing to this anatomy. Thank you. BruceBlaus (talk) 22:06, 9 April 2015 (UTC)BruceBlausReply[reply]

Use of an image of Blaus for a continuous medical education program[edit]

Dear Mr. Blaus,

I work for a pharmaceutical company and I am in the process of creating a Logo for our first continuous medical education event. This is a continuous medical education event co-sponsored by two pharmaceutical companies which might frequenty taking place in the future in Switzerland, depending on its success. I would like to use the following picture as part of the Logo. Of course I would need to remove the naming and adapt it a bit. I have already created a flyer for this event with a draft of the Logo. Is it possible to use your image for this event? In case you need more information please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best regards, Nadja

Hello Nadja (, Unfortunately we cannot permit the usage of our content for logo purposes without paying a licensing fee. Please contact us at for pricing information. Thank you 2606:A000:110A:C142:BCD1:FBFC:7245:F159 15:16, 24 July 2015 (UTC)bblausReply[reply]

Request for permission to use image[edit]

Dear Bruce, I'm a publisher from Namibia who would like to use your image of Diffusion in one of my publications. I know that you have specified that the work is free, however, I need your explicit permission to be able to use this image.Please kindly contact me via email: to discuss this further. I look forward to hearing from you. Warm regards, Patrycja.

SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)[edit]

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Converted to SVG.svg
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You have some awesome work! Keep it up - but SVG would be doubly awesome! :) Domdomegg (talk) 22:02, 22 January 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Image in vector or 300dpi format?[edit]

Thank you for this image: We like it so much we want to include it in our brochure, of course citing you. But we would love a print-ready, 300 dpi or vector version of this graphic to ensure it's quality in the brochure. Do you happen to have one we can purchase from you? Thanks so much!

Hello there Kristindh. We appologise for taking so long to reply to your question. If you are still interested in the image, you can directly email us at BruceBlaus (talk) 20:46, 8 April 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

SVG versions[edit]

I created an SVG version of this image for use in the article on tooth cavities. It has been deemed unsuitable. I tried. I am sure a photograph will be much better at depicting dentin tubules and enamel rods. I have requested that my SVG diagram be deleted. Check it out while you can 'cause its goin' fast! Or maybe you are gone from Commons. Wouldn't be the furst time. KDS4444 (talk) 09:53, 21 November 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello!. You should always try to categorize your uploaded media (ONLY) in a more accurate category. In this case Category:Cystocele. Similar problem in File:Dacryostenosis Blocked Tear Duct.png. Thanks. Jmarchn (talk) 06:58, 2 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Diabetes Foot Ulcers.png[edit]

Hello!. You should always try to categorize your uploaded media in a more accurate category. In this case Category:Diabetic foot ulcer. Thanks. Jmarchn (talk) 07:01, 2 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello!. You should always try to categorize your uploaded media in a more accurate category. In this case Category:Intussusception. Thanks. Jmarchn (talk) 15:47, 10 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello!. You should always try to categorize your uploaded media in a more accurate category. In this case Category:Hemorrhoids. Thanks. Jmarchn (talk) 15:49, 10 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Gamma Knife Surgery.png[edit]

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Wdwd (talk) 13:38, 18 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

UR the GOAT![edit]

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Greatest Of All Time!

LisaP12 (talk) 00:02, 27 July 2018 (UTC)


Thanks for this. Tony (talk) 11:02, 2 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

translate an image[edit]

Hi Blause, i'm an italian medical student and i want to ask you if i can use one of your image with the tranlation in italian for my final thesis. How can I show the modifications in the credits? thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by Annanounce (talk • contribs) 18:58, 30 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Blause, I noted some errors in some of your amazing illustrations regarding CABG[edit]

Hi Blause, firstly, I would like to thank you for your work. Great indeed, educative and I can tell they are also entertaining, which is important. I like those vivid colours. Now there are few problems concerning some images at article on CABG. I am preparing it for a GAN, so I am wondering if you can do some improvements.

  • File:Blausen 0151 CABG 02.png|Illustration depicting coronary artery bypass surgery (double bypass)
    • error: LIMA is not sutured at left subclavian artery.
    • LAD does not have any significant branches supplying Right Ventricle.
    • Plaque blockage at LAT is red, should be white instead, which is the color of atheroma. As it is now, it looks as a thrombus or a clot.
    • The saphnenous-RCA anastomosis is placed in a very awkward position- at the proximal RCA which is extremely rare.
  • File:Blausen 0155 CABG Single.png|Illustration of Single bypass
    • I coulndt understand what those two patches left and right of LAD represent. If they are necrotic areas, that is a wrong way to illustrate it and the anastomosis should be after the necrotic island, not before of it.
    • Why LIMA changes its color as it gets close to LAD?
    • Again, there should be no branches of LAD suppling right ventricle.
  • File:Blausen 0153 CABG Double.png|Illustration of Double bypass
    • The same question on those islands, and again the anastomosis of saphenous-RCA is too high.
  • File:Blausen 0156 CABG Triple.png|Illustration of Triple bypass
    • I liked that Y anastomosis but you forgot to place some stitches there! It will be leaking!
  • File:Blausen 0154 CABG Quadruple.png|Illustration of Quadruple bypass
    • The proximal anastomosis of the saphenous supplying Cx, is placed in the arch, whilst it should be sited at the front of the ascending aorta. Even the other proximal anastomosis (that supplies RCA) is a little bit too high.

Can you have a look at those details? Thank you in advance! Cinadon36 (talk) 08:36, 7 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

PS-also, another comment. I think illustrating venous system of the heart, being a little confusing and might be factually wrong, as it follows the logic that for a given artery, there is a vein, which is not exactly the case in the heart. I think it would be better to remove them.Cinadon36 (talk) 08:42, 7 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]