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August 1973

Clinical Photography

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Rochester, Minn

Arch Dermatol. 1973;108(2):292. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620230078040

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Clinical Photography by H. Lou Gibson updates many of the previous writings and presentations of this acknowledged authority in clinical and biomedical photography to produce a very valuable text and reference work for anyone engaged in the photography of medical patients. Prior to retirement, Gibson was a technical editor at Eastman Kodak.

The book is directed primarily at a paramedical audience of practicing medical photographers and assumes a working knowledge of cameras and films. The emphasis is on camera technique, on lighting and posing of the patient to produce visually accurate records, and on techniques to replicate serial photographs. Numerous illustrations show optimal photographs of clinical conditions, along with posing instructions and diagrams to show the lighting techniques.

It is unfortunate in a book dealing with photography, and one relying so heavily on photographic illustration, that more recent illustrations were not selected. Many of the illustrations are the same as

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