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October 1949

SIMPLE APPARATUS FOR CLINICAL PHOTOGRAPHY

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HEMPSTEAD, N. Y.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1949;60(4):638-639. doi:10.1001/archderm.1949.01530040166018

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Abstract

There has long been a need for a device by means of which the clinician can take photographs in color of various small lesions about the body without becoming entangled in great expense or cumbersome apparatus. The dermatologist, proctologist and general surgeon, especially, should find simplified clinical photography advantageous particularly for teaching purposes.

By means of the apparatus about to be described excellent kodachrome® transparencies of any cutaneous lesion, postoperative wound or pathologic condition which appears on the surface may be taken with a minimum of effort and expense.

As pictured (fig. 1) there is a transverse 15 inch (38 cm.) bar of aluminum, square in cross section and hollow, at each end of which is fastened a socket to hold a number 1 photoflood lamp in an ordinary matte reflector. Slots are placed as shown to permit the affixion of any camera, although the kodak bantam® is

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