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Photography in medicine

Doctors adopted the idea of using photography in medicine within one year of its invention. In 1840 at the Charité Hospital in Paris, Alfred François Donné photographed sections of bones and teeth by making daguerreotypes through a microscope. Between from 1848 to 1858 the British psychiatrist Hugh Welch Diamond photographed patients in an asylum and […]

Medical photography in the nineteenth century: from portraits to clinical photography

Silvia Maina Editamed, Torino, Italia   Figure 1. D. O. Hill and R. Adamson: Woman with a goitre. Since its introduction, photography has found an application in medicine. Many physicians embraced the potential of this technology as a valued adjunct to patient care, research, and education. Medical photography dates back to the mid-nineteenth century, a […]

An image in time: medical photography in dermatology

Andrea Marks United Kingdom   Example of a stereoscopic photo11 Medical imaging has always been an important and valuable tool in the practice of medicine.14 Before the introduction of photography in the late nineteenth century, medical professionals used wax models, illustrations, and paintings to document clinical conditions and procedures.7,14 Photography has been used in the […]