Paris : A. Parent, 1880.
Description : 46 p., [1 l.] pl. ; ill.: 1 phot. ; 4°.
Photograph : mounted photograph of a subject's diseased knee-joints.
Photographer : Félix-Justinien Méheux (1838–1908).
Subject : Joints — Syphilis ; Tumors.
This photograph was taken by Félix Méheux who was the official photographer for Saint-Louis hospital from 1884 until 1904. All of his images were developed and colored at his private studio where he also developed any images that were ordered up by staff physicians from other Paris hospitals, including La Pitié and hôpital Broca. His most accomplished work – a series of polychromes executed by Léon Vidal's technique – can be found in Élie-Laurent-Jérémie Chatelain's monograph on skin diseases titled, Précis iconographique des maladies de la peau (vide: 2nd edition, 1896). The Méheux collection, together with Montmeja's photographs of skin disease, became the foundation of the Musée photographique de l’hôpital Saint-Louis, a repository that is unsurpassed for the depth and beauty of its 19th century clinical photography.