Cas de tératologie.

Robin, Charles-Philippe, 1821-1885.

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

Paris : Adrien Delahaye, 1869.

Description : [3 l. pl.], 113-114 p. ; ill.: 3 photo. ; 24.5 cm.

Photograph : 3 leaves of mounted albumens.

Subject : Teratology — Dipygus malformation.

Notes :

Plates 22 and 23 show front and back views of a young girl with a sweet countenance, her hair garlanded by flowers, but whose lower extremities are made monstrous by two additional parasitic legs. There is no indication of her name, but this is definitely a reverse image of Blanche Dumas who was born in Segry, department of Indre, and can be identified by the two supernumerary nipples on her abdomen. Plate 21 shows a similar dipygus malformation with the double genitalia and single supernumerary leg in a male subject. For a published photograph of Blanche as an older woman see Bechtinger, A female monstrum; two complete and separate vulvæ and vaginæ; four mammæ; three legs (vide intra »»).

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