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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Charcot hoped these would provide visual evidence to support his conviction that hysteria was a real organic disease with particular symptoms.

Mellby on July 24, The art of frenzy: It had its own farm, bakery, and bya well-equipped photography studio. Another intern, Paul Regnard, was hired, in part, for his ability to make photographs.

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.


Under Charcot, he learned to keep extensive medical histories on the patients, many of which were later published in Iconographie. During his tenure, the hospital grew to house more than 5, patients in buildings; the largest institution of its kind in Europe. His method attempted to correlate observable signs of hysteria in patients with lesions in photographiqke brains discovered through eventual autopsy.

Jean-Martin Charcot’s Visual Psychology

Leave a Comment Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment. Asti Hustvedt, Medical Muses: Iconogtaphie ; New York: It is the only copy of this work in Canada.

You must be logged in to post a comment. Subscribe to blog feed. Oxford University Press, Bellevue Hospital in New York City iconotraphie had a full photography department.

Iconographie photographique de la Salpêtrière

Charcot became famous for his work in neuropathology through a series of lectures on hysteria, the first of which was given in June of Inphotographer Albert Londe was hired as a chemistry assistant and before long, took over the running of the photography laboratory.

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This Charcot defined as the presence of seizures, muscular contracts, or outbursts. The photographs reproduced are labeled according to the stages of hysteric attack as Charcot identified and named them:. He legitimized the disease by salpetirere it as an inherited neurological disorder, not madness or malingering.

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 photorgaphique new technology of photography.

Categories Acquisitions Adler Prize 15 Conferences, lectures, etc. His research there won him students and admirers from across Europe, including a young doctor named Sigmund Freud. Bourneville wrote extensively for medical journals and eventually, published two of his own.