Journal : Revue médico-photographique des hôpitaux de Paris ; vol. vi.
Paris : Adrien Delahaye, 1874.
Description : 121–125 p., [1 l.] pl. ; ill.: 1 photo. ; 23.5 cm.
Photograph : albumen mounted to printed leaf, view of the lower extremities of a 38 year-old female.
Subject : Leg — Lymphatic disorders ; Elephantiasis.
Demarquay's 1863 discovery of embryonic microfilariae in a hydrocele, led to the association of parasites with lymphatic disorders. This report is a follow up of a patient treated for her elephantiasis by the surgeon Félix-Adolphe Richard (1822-1878) of Hopital Cochin, who ligated the woman's femoral artery in 1864. The case was widely published as a success, but ten years later, Demarquay found no beneficial change in the dimensions of the patient's leg and he censured Richard's procedure.