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What are Medical Photographs of Plague?

By Lukas Engelmann What is specifically medical about medical photographs? The clinical photograph – a still image of disease symptoms – is usually considered the typical medical photograph, both historically and in the present. But if we understand the expansive

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What are Medical Photographs of Plague?

By Lukas Engelmann What is specifically medical about medical photographs? The clinical photograph – a still image of disease symptoms – is usually considered the typical medical photograph, both historically and in the present. But if we understand the expansive

Painterly photographic anatomy. George McClellan, Anatomie des Régions… 2 vols., trans. Louis Tollemer (2d ed., Paris, 1906), vol. 1. Hagströmerbiblioteket. McClellan, professor of anatomy at Jefferson Medical College and at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art, performed the dissections, supervised the photography, and then painted painted over the pictures with watercolors.

Anatomy’s Photography: Objectivity, showmanship and the reinvention of the anatomical image 1860-1950

By Michael Sappol “There is, perhaps, no art that has made such rapid strides…as that of photography.… No science of modern times has more engaged the attention of philosophic investigators…. No science or art not strictly medical…will more richly repay

Painterly photographic anatomy. George McClellan, Anatomie des Régions… 2 vols., trans. Louis Tollemer (2d ed., Paris, 1906), vol. 1. Hagströmerbiblioteket. McClellan, professor of anatomy at Jefferson Medical College and at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art, performed the dissections, supervised the photography, and then painted painted over the pictures with watercolors.

Anatomy’s Photography: Objectivity, showmanship and the reinvention of the anatomical image 1860-1950

By Michael Sappol “There is, perhaps, no art that has made such rapid strides…as that of photography.… No science of modern times has more engaged the attention of philosophic investigators…. No science or art not strictly medical…will more richly repay

L0081654 Planche XXIII, Attitudes Passionnelles
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Planche XXIII, Attitudes Passionnelles.
1878 Iconographie photographique de la Salpêtrière : service de M. Charcot /
Birmingham Medical Institute,Salpêtrière (Hospital)Bourneville
Published: 1876-80.

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The Backstage of Hysteria: Medicine in the Photographic Studio

By Beatriz Pichel This image of Augustine, a famous patient with hysteria at La Salpêtrière hospital in Paris, has served historians in many ways. It has been used to examine the hysterical body, the women interned at La Salpêtrière, Jean-Martin

L0081654 Planche XXIII, Attitudes Passionnelles
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
images@wellcome.ac.uk
http://wellcomeimages.org
Planche XXIII, Attitudes Passionnelles.
1878 Iconographie photographique de la Salpêtrière : service de M. Charcot /
Birmingham Medical Institute,Salpêtrière (Hospital)Bourneville
Published: 1876-80.

Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

The Backstage of Hysteria: Medicine in the Photographic Studio

By Beatriz Pichel This image of Augustine, a famous patient with hysteria at La Salpêtrière hospital in Paris, has served historians in many ways. It has been used to examine the hysterical body, the women interned at La Salpêtrière, Jean-Martin

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Irish Medical Migration and the First World War

By David Durnin “I was just wasting my time remaining in Ireland. I became very restless. I wanted to get away. Anywhere out of Dublin.”[i] These were the words of James Abraham, an Irish doctor who received his M.D. from

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Irish Medical Migration and the First World War

By David Durnin “I was just wasting my time remaining in Ireland. I became very restless. I wanted to get away. Anywhere out of Dublin.”[i] These were the words of James Abraham, an Irish doctor who received his M.D. from

L0013468 Richard Bright, "Reports of medical cases"
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Diseased kidney
Coloured stipple-engraving
By: W. Sayafter: F.R. SayReports of medical cases (2 volumes)
Bright, Richard
Published: 1827-1831

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The Artificial Kidney

By Gill Paul  During the Second World War, Dr. Willem Kolff used parts from an old car motor, washing-machine components, orange-juice cans and sausage skins to create the world’s first artificial kidney. He was working in Nazi-occupied Holland where it was

L0013468 Richard Bright, "Reports of medical cases"
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
images@wellcome.ac.uk
http://wellcomeimages.org
Diseased kidney
Coloured stipple-engraving
By: W. Sayafter: F.R. SayReports of medical cases (2 volumes)
Bright, Richard
Published: 1827-1831

Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

The Artificial Kidney

By Gill Paul  During the Second World War, Dr. Willem Kolff used parts from an old car motor, washing-machine components, orange-juice cans and sausage skins to create the world’s first artificial kidney. He was working in Nazi-occupied Holland where it was

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Medical Migration between Turkey and Germany from the 1930s to the 1970s: The Establishment of a Transnational Professional Network

  By Lisa Peppler It is not widely known that medical migration is one of the most important parts of the Turkish-German relationship, as well as a central part of the medical history in both countries. Today’s strong transnational network

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Medical Migration between Turkey and Germany from the 1930s to the 1970s: The Establishment of a Transnational Professional Network

  By Lisa Peppler It is not widely known that medical migration is one of the most important parts of the Turkish-German relationship, as well as a central part of the medical history in both countries. Today’s strong transnational network

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Homesick: Disease and Distance in American Indian Boarding Schools

By Juliet Larkin-Gilmore In 1944, sixteen-year old Madonna Mary Swan confessed to her teacher, “I don’t want to die like they did, far away from mother and father, not seeing them again.”[1] She was referring to her friends who had succumbed

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Homesick: Disease and Distance in American Indian Boarding Schools

By Juliet Larkin-Gilmore In 1944, sixteen-year old Madonna Mary Swan confessed to her teacher, “I don’t want to die like they did, far away from mother and father, not seeing them again.”[1] She was referring to her friends who had succumbed