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Used as a reference for bereavement organizations, photographers, hospital staff, and parents engaged in renewing the practice of memorial photography, this compilation of over 125 post-mortem photographs documents images from photography's earliest era (1840s) up to the present. The historic images are classic representations of American and European memorial cultural traditions. The modern photographs document contemporary practices of bereavement and memorialization.
96 Pages, Hardcover
9.5 x 12.5 inches
OUT OF PRINT
Stanley B. Burns, MD & Joel-Peter Witkin
Edited by and with an introduction by artist Joel-Peter Witkin, this book contains forty-four images, each of a rare medical subject from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century. Examples include Dissected Head in Soup Plate. Young Woman with Elephantiasis from Scarlet Fever. Hospital Gangrene. and Girl with Large Foot Jumping Rope.
142 Pages, Hardcover
Black&White Hand-Tipped Cover Plate
11.25 x 8.25 inches
This book contains reprints of articles written by Dr. Burns for the New York State Journal of Medicine on the history of early medical photography. This compilation of information and photographs offers a better understanding of the use of photography by physicians and also greater insight into nineteenth century practitioners, their patients, and their practices. 150 photographic images are reproduced along with sixteen illustrations taken from photographs.