Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Dr. Wilhelm Kühne

  • Optography: Recorded on the retina

    Howard FischerUppsala, Sweden “Sharpness is a bourgeois concept.”– Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004), French photographer The discovery in 1876 that certain cells in the retina change color on exposure to light intensified the comparison of the human eye to a camera. The retina was no longer thought of as merely a membrane, but rather a screen, or…