Journal : Revue photographique des hôpitaux de Paris ; vol. 3.
Paris : Adrien Delahaye, 1871.
Description : 33-35 p., [1 l. pl.] ; ill.: 1 photo. ; 24.5 cm.
Photograph : mounted albumen (unverified), reproducing a sketch.
Subject : Digestive tract — Concretions, aegagropila.
Although no first name is provided, authorship of this paper can be attributed to Fulgence Raymond who was a veterinarian at the time, working as chef des travaux d’anatomie et de physiologie at the veterinarian institute Écol d'Alfort in Paris. In 1870 he began the study of medicine under Edmé Félix Alfred Vulpian (1826-1887) and subsequently specialized in neurology, ascending to the pantheon of 19th century neurologists. He contributed copiously to the literature and collaborated with Pierre Janet (1859-1947) on several important studies of psychosomatically induced illnesses.1-2 Jean Martin Charcot (1825-1893) appointed Raymond as his successor at Salpêtrière in 1894. The photograph reproduces a drawing of a cat's oesophagus and stomach, both dissected to show the opposite ends of a herniating agglutinated hairball.
1 Raymond, Fulgence & Janet, Pierre (1898), Névroses et idées fixes/ Paris: F. Alcan.
2 Raymond, Fulgence & Janet, Pierre (1903), Les obsessions et la psychasthénie/ Paris: F. Alcan.