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December 28, 1912

MOVING PICTURE ILLUSTRATIONS IN MEDICINE: WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO NERVOUS AND MENTAL DISEASES

Author Affiliations

Professor of Clinical Neurology, Medico-Chirurgical College; Neurologist to the Philadelphia General Hospital PHILADELPHIA

JAMA. 1912;LIX(26):2310-2313. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270130016006
Abstract

For the past five years I have been interested in the taking of moving pictures of nervous and mental diseases until at the present time I have practically completed my work in both these fields, having about 10,000 feet of film of the various diseases to which this particular specialty lends itself. Inasmuch as I have gained considerable knowledge not only in the taking of these pictures, but also in their demonstration and uses, I thought that it would be of some value if I recorded my experiences.

I shall first discuss the method of taking these pictures; secondly, the various diseases and subjects which can be photographed; thirdly, their availability for teaching purposes, and lastly, their scientific value.

TAKING THE PICTURES  Necessarily the greatest objection to the use of this method of teaching is the expense involved; but this can be greatly lessened if advantage is taken of some

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