User talk:BruceBlaus

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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

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)

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)

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)BruceBlaus

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)

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)BruceBlaus

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)


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)

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

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)

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)BruceBlaus

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)BruceBlaus

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)

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)BruceBlaus

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)
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)

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)

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

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

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for your wonderful illustrations! Jmwallach (talk) 15:46, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

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)BruceBlaus

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)

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)BruceBlaus