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

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. London ; New York: You must be logged in to post a comment.

Categories Acquisitions Adler Prize 15 Conferences, lectures, etc. Bellevue Hospital in New York City also had a full photography department. The art of frenzy: His method attempted to correlate observable signs of hysteria in patients with lesions in the brains discovered through eventual autopsy.


His research there won him students and admirers from across Europe, including a young doctor named Sigmund Freud. The photographs reproduced are labeled according to the stages of hysteric attack as Charcot identified and named them:.

Subscribe to blog feed. Mellby on July 24, Charcot hoped these would provide visual evidence to support his conviction that photographiqud was a real organic disease with particular symptoms.

Oxford University Press, Another intern, Paul Regnard, was hired, in part, for his ability to make photographs. He legitimized the disease by defining it as an inherited neurological disorder, not madness or malingering. It had its own farm, bakery, and bya well-equipped photography studio. It is the only copy of this work in Canada.

Jean-Martin Charcot’s Visual Psychology – Graphic Arts

Charcot became famous for his work in neuropathology through a series of lectures on hysteria, the first of which was given in June of The Osler copy is also accompanied by an additional volume, the original set of 40 albumen prints of photographs taken by Iocnographie Regnard, issued in a cloth-backed printed portfolio. Asti Hustvedt, Medical Muses: Leave a Comment Cancel reply Aalpetriere must be logged in to post a comment.


This Charcot defined as the presence of seizures, muscular contracts, or outbursts. During his tenure, the hospital grew to house more than 5, patients in buildings; the largest institution of its kind in Europe.

Bourneville wrote extensively for medical journals and eventually, published two of his own. Under Charcot, he learned to keep extensive medical histories on the patients, many of which were later published in Iconographie.