Photo-micrography: the best means of illustrating and teaching pathology.

Parker, Moses Greely, 1842-1917.

Boston : Press of Rockwell and Churchill, 1888.

Description : 22 p. ; ill.: 16 phot. ; 26 cm.

Photograph : 16 photoengravings.

Photographers : Dr. Moses Greely Parker & Dr. Ernest Watson Cushing (1847-1916).

Subject : Uterus & adnexa — Photomicrography.

Notes :

The photo-micrographs and transparencies for the above illustrations were made by the aid of an ingenious and cheap heliostat, arranged by Dr. Cushing, of Boston, which can be manufactured by any tinsmith at a price within the means of all.

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Expanded edition of a paper that was first published in the Annals of gynaecology and pediatry, and interesting for Parker's remarks on color blind photographers. Not all of the 16 photomicrographs are by Parker, however. Several were taken with his assistance by his friend and colleague, Dr. Ernest Watson Cushing, to illustrate a paper titled, "On erosions of the cervix uteri; their pathology and treatment" (v. Cushing: »»). Parker taught Cushing how to photograph and he also contributed many of the photographs for the inaugural volume of the Annals — founded and edited by Cushing.

Parker was knowledgeable in wet plate photography, but his most successful academic efforts corresponded with the advance of dry plate technology, particularly with a study on tubal pregnancy also made in collaboration with Cushing for the Annals. He was a member of The Lowell Association of Amateur Photographers where he exhibited his images of lightning strikes over the years that drew the attention and respect of other photographers. His paper titled, "Peculiar rotary motions found in lightning," brought about the adoption of twisted wire in telephony. Dr. Parker was a major stockholder and one of the founding directors of the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company.

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