Remarkable collection of annotated photographs taken between 1843 and 1949 featuring medical abnormalities a shamanist performing an exorcism a post-murder cut-up body and other extraordinary images.
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Burns is an ophthamlic surgeon, but his true passion is vintage photography. He has assembled a collection of more than half a million images and has authored or coauthored works on memorial photography, medical photography, and hand-colored daguerreotypes. Here he presents 127 images in as many pages and then another 50 or so pages of notes, providing specifics of the photographs and extensive discussion of the condition or medical practices shown. More than a few gruesome images are included, though the warm tones of the printing and the antique dress have an anesthetizing effect on the viewer. There are also a good number of images depicting obsolete mid-19th-century practices. The chronological arrangement does impart a sense of progress as we move from images of horrible deformity through pictures of amputation during the Civil War to photos of reparative surgery following World War I. This stunning documentation of a world-class collection belongs not only where there is an interest in the history of photography but also in medical teaching and history collections.?Eric Bryant, "Library Journal"
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Descrizione libro Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A., 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. 240 pages; still in original shrinkwrap; black cloth, yellow dust jacket; shrinkwrap has been opened at tail of spine, red remainder mark to tail of spine, no other damage to book; a new copy. Codice libro della libreria X01220
Descrizione libro Twin Palms Publishers, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110944092454
Descrizione libro Twin Palms Publishers, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0944092454
Descrizione libro [Santa Fe]: Twin Palms Publishers, 1998., 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. 4to. pp. . 127 illus. biblio. cloth. dw. First Edition. Codice libro della libreria PRNMoBUR0