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April 4, 1896

RESEARCHES ON RAPID PHOTOGRAPHY BY MEANS OF EDISON'S KINETOGRAPH AND THE ANIMATED REPRODUCTION WITH THE KINETOSCOPE.SHOWING ALSO BY THIS METHOD THE PRESENT AND FUTURE POSSIBILLITIES OF TAKING AND RE-PRODUCING CERTAIN ANIMATED PHYSIOLOGIC MOVEMENTS AS THE LARYNX, HEART, INTESTINES, ETC., AND CERTAIN DISEASES HAVING VISIBLE SYMPTOMS, ETC. WITH A HISTORIC REVIEW OF FIFTY YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHY.

Author Affiliations

Fellow of the Royal Academy of Medicine and Surgery, Naples, Italy; Corresponding Member to the Mexican Academy of Medicine; Corresponding Member Société D'Electro-thérapie, France: Member Electrical Association of New York; Member American Medical Association; Member of the French Laryngological Society, Paris, France. NEW YORK.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(14):671-677. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430660023003h

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Abstract

This preliminary paper which I have the honor to present to you, gives mine and other experimental work with the kinetograph, kinetoscope and phonograph. Here, I wish to show the practicability of rapid photography by means of the kinetograph and the rapid reproduction of these photographs after their preparation herein described for the kinetoscope, by this means giving life to each and every possible motion. This mechanical aid gives us the power to photograph and reproduce every possible physiologic phase capable of visible movements, and in certain pathologic conditions showing their special visible symptoms. Not only can the utility of this instrument be applied in our science, but also to all others. It is my hope in submitting this communication to your critical judgment that what follows herein will give a satisfactory proof of the possibilities for further development and use in this field of study; also that it prove

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