Cas d'Obésité.

Parrot, Joseph-Marie-Jules, (1829-1883).

Journal : Revue photographique des hôpitaux de Paris ; vol. 1.

Paris : Adrien Delahaye, 1869.

Description : [1 l.] pl., 21-22 p. ; ill.: 1 photo. ; 24.5 cm.

Photograph : mounted albumen.

Subject : Genetic Disorders — Prader-Willi Syndrome.

Notes :

The clinical study is of obesity in a ten year old female, who stands completely nude before the camera. My copy of the Revue also includes a back view taken of the child—probably distributed only to a select few subscribers. Her image is the first published photograph illustrating a genetic disorder known as Prader-Willi syndrome. A leading pediatrician in France, Parrot's name appears in the autobiography of Sarah Bernhardt, who relied on his care well into her adult years.

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