Fotografie in der Medizin
October 13, 2011 §
Another day, another interesting find in the storage room rubble. The brochure “LEICA – Fotografie in der Medizin” (Photography in Medicine) was published by Leitz in 1961 (I think).
The front page reads (my translation):
The photograph helps the physician and scientist in the fulfillment of his tasks in a variety of ways. A picture – photo or slide – is far more effective and probative than written records. The photographic subject should complement the clinical findings in medical records and illustrate the author’s text in scientific publications. In the university the instructive picture has a high educational value, and through slide projection a very large audience can be addressed at once.
I love that medical photography was big enough back in the 60s that Leica could make a special catalogue for the field. ‘Cause make no doubt about it – Leica is the best camera for the job – er so the brochure says:
The variety of tasks: recording patients – at the operating table – with the reproduction setup – in combination with microscope or endoscope – require a universal system camera; it must be easy to handle and robust, have few operating controls, camera shutter and lens should be independent of each other.
This requirements are met perfectly in Leica.