Paralysie agitante (maladie de Parkinson); étude clinique.

Saint-Léger, Paul de, 1855-.

Paris : J.-B. Baillière, 1879.

Description : bt, tp, [2]-112 p., [4 l.] pl. ; ill.: 2 phot., 2 engr., figs. in-text ; 23 cm.

Photographs : 2 collotypes of the clinical subject, front and side views.

Photographer : Albert Londe (attrib.).

Subject : Central nervous system — Parkinson's disease.

Notes :

The two photographs in Paul de Saint-Leger's doctoral thesis were later reproduced as woodcuts to illustrate Gowers, A manual of diseases of the nervous system (1886, London: Churchill, vol 2. ; p. 591, Fig. 145). The photographic subject, a patient of Landouzy indentified only as Pierre D., was a 56 year-old master mason whose symptoms were first studied and described by Albert Boucher for his doctoral thesis on Parkinson's disease titled, De la maladie de Parkinson (paralysie agitante), et en particulier de la forme fruste (Paris: 1877). Nude studies were also taken and used by Dr. Paul Richer to sculpt a clinical model of Parkinson's, one in a series of sculptures on neurological disorders that he produced at the behest of Charcot.

Two additional plates are beautiful etchings by Paul Richer, portraying one of Charcot's celebrated lecture subjects at Salpêtrière, an elderly woman representing the classical description of Parkinson's disease. Richer's etchings were first published in the appendix of the 3rd edition of Charcot's Leçons sur les maladies du système nerveux: faites à la Salpêtrière, (vide: Charcot, Oevres completes, vol. 1, 1886 ; Planche I, Planche II). A third etching by Richer of this same patient was published in volume one of Nouvelle iconographie de la Salpêtrière (vide: Planche VII).

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