Mirror of the Body

February 8, 2011 § 5 Comments

“Man with Shoulder Amputation, 1874, James Robinson, D.D.S., Dublin” © The Burns Archive. Used with kind permission.

Ever since seeing this fascinating photo of a man with a shoulder amputation on the cover of Scope Magazine, I have been interested in the use of mirrors in vintage clinical photographs. Using a mirror to reflect another view of a body part or wound was common in the mid-nineteenth century. « Read the rest of this entry »

Filming Surgery in 1957

January 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

CC-BY National Museum of Health & Medicine. Click for larger version.

The last week I have been in contact with the kind people of the Otis Historical Archives at the National Museum of Health & Medicine regarding a post I’m writing. In the process they dug up this very interesting photo from an OR in 1957. « Read the rest of this entry »

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