Journal : Revue photographique des hôpitaux de Paris ; vol. 1.
Paris : Adrien Delahaye, 1869.
Description : [1 l.] pl., 33-38 p. ; ill.: 1 photo. ; 24.5 cm.
Photograph : mounted albumen, a composite of two images.
Subject : Perineum — Fistula, Surgery (of).
The photographs are two identical perspectives of the female subject's perineum, before and after reparative surgery. Richet made improvements to Dupuytren's enterotome, an instrument that is sometimes necessary in the surgery of fistula in ano. Catheterization was sufficient for this case of perineal abscess. Richet's reputation was eclipsed by that of his son Charles Robert Richet (1850-1935) who received a Nobel Prize in 1913 for his research into the physiological properties of anaphylaxis.