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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
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

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