On affections of the heart and in its neighbourhood. Cases, aphorisms, and commentaries.

Dobell, Horace Benge, 1828-1917.

London : H. K. Lewis, 1876.

Description : [i]-x., [4] p., [3 l.] pl., [1]-124 p., [2] p. advs. ; ill.: 5 phot. figs., 2 tbls. ; 22 cm.

Photographs : collotypes.

Subject : Heart — Functional disorders.

Notes :

There are three collotype plates with 5 photographic images. The frontispiece reproduces an engraving of the anatomical heart. Plate 2 has three portraits, one of a 47 year-old male and two of a 14 year-old girl. Both subjects are posed to show digital clubbing caused by chronic inflammatory heart disease, however in the second image of the girl she is undressed to reveal a decomposition of skin and pronounced distension over her chest wall. Plate 3 shows a convalescence couch called, "The Heart-Bed."

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