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April 24, 1897


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JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(17):775-776. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440170009001c

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To speak of the uses of photography in the healing art at the present day makes one immediately think of the great discovery of Roentgen.

This undoubtedly stands at the head of the list of useful achievements that photography can perform. But inasmuch as large pecuniary outlay, and much time and special study must be sacrificed to it, I shall not say anything about it here. My object is rather to refer to simpler things which the camera may be made to do, and to recommend the study of the art of photography to young members of the profession. After years spent in the comparative inaction of the lecture room, and the want of physical exercise, from which we all must suffer more or less, while our brains are absorbing useful knowledge, the active use of the camera will be a very salutary and welcome change. It will not be

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