COLOR photography has become increasingly popular in the past decade. Many physicians, dermatologists in particular, have been quick to appreciate its importance to augment records, especially in cases with possible medicolegal significance, and as a modality for lecture and teaching purposes.
The equipment here described is unique in the field of medical photography. Variations and advantages over the conventional photographic setups created considerable interest when the equipment was exhibited at the meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology and Syphilology (December, 1950). Hence, in response to numerous requests, the following detailed description is presented.
The apparatus (Fig. 1) is designed principally for office use and consists of a sturdy base mounted on wheels which supports a telescoping standard, the camera, and an electronic flash or "strobe" light unit. This means of lighting was selected after one of us (D. J. M.), dissatisfied with the usual floodlighting method for
McNAIRY DJ, MERCER SR. CIRCLE STROBE LIGHTING IN MEDICAL PHOTOGRAPHY. AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1952;65(1):45–48. doi:10.1001/archderm.1952.01530200049006
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