The Iconographie photographique de la Salpêtrière () by Désiré- Magloire Bourneville and Paul Régnard, students of Jean-Martin Charcot, appeared. The Iconographie photographique de la Salpêtrière () features the female patients of Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot (), ‘the father. The Osler Library recently acquired the work Iconographie photographique de la Salpêtrière. Service de M. Charcot. Published in Paris by Les.

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Mellby on July 24, The photographs reproduced are labeled according to the stages of hysteric attack as Charcot identified and named them:. He legitimized the disease by defining it as an inherited neurological disorder, not madness or malingering.

Charcot became famous for his work in neuropathology through a series of lectures on hysteria, the first of which was given in June of Leave a Comment Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment. The Iconographie photographique emerged from these studies and was intended to provide an objective account of hysteria and epilepsy, believed to be a related nervous disease, through the still relatively new technology of photography. You must be logged in to post a comment. Oxford University Press, This Charcot defined as the presence of seizures, muscular contracts, or outbursts.


Inphotographer Albert Londe was hired as a chemistry assistant and before long, took over the running of the photography laboratory.

Under Charcot, he learned to keep extensive medical histories on the patients, many of which were later published in Iconographie. It is the salpetfiere copy of this work in Canada.

Asti Hustvedt, Medical Muses: His research there won him students and admirers from across Europe, including a young doctor named Sigmund Freud. The art of frenzy: Another intern, Paul Regnard, was hired, in part, for his ability to make photographs.

Iconographie photographique de la Salpêtrière

Bellevue Hospital in New York City also had a full photography department. Charcot hoped these would provide visual evidence to support his conviction that hysteria was a real organic disease with particular symptoms.

It had its own farm, bakery, and bya well-equipped photography studio. London ; New York: Categories Acquisitions Adler Prize 15 Conferences, lectures, etc.

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The Osler copy is also accompanied by an additional volume, the original set of 40 albumen prints of photographs taken by Paul Regnard, issued in a cloth-backed printed portfolio.


Bourneville wrote extensively for medical journals and eventually, published two of his own.

His method attempted to correlate observable signs of hysteria in patients with lesions in the brains discovered through eventual autopsy. Subscribe to blog feed. During his tenure, the hospital grew to house more than 5, patients in buildings; the largest institution of its kind salprtriere Europe.