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July 2, 1960

The Photography of Patients Including Discussions of Basic Photographic and Optical Principles and Infrared Techniques

JAMA. 1960;173(9):1045. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020270071024

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The first edition of this book proved to be a valuable reference work for the physician who desired photographic recording in his office, in the clinic, or during a research project. It served as a guide and a reference to the clinical photographer as well. It is an excellent introduction to the solution of photographic problems most likely to be encountered by the busy physician. During the eight years since the book was published, many new photographic techniques have come into being. New equipment and cameras have been introduced, thereby simplifying the photography of patients and lessening the chance of error. It was reasonable, therefore, to expect a new and completely rewritten second edition.

With the increasing awareness by the physician of the importance of photographing the patient, this new edition should prove to be of even more help than the first. The book is divided into 10 basic chapters,

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