A photographic atlas devoted to cases of hysteria and epilepsy, with case histories; the third volume includes discussions of hypnotism, somnambulism and magnetism. Bourneville was Charcot’s assistant at the Salpêtrière from 1870-79. The plates in v. 1 are mounted photographs (albumen prints) with letterpress captions; the plates in v. 2-3 are collotypes with letterpress captions. All of the plates, which depict patients at La Salpêtrière, are from photographs by Bourneville and Regnard. Title-page vignettes: (v.1: mounted albumen print; v. 2-3: collotypes). Digital facsimile of vol. 1 from Google Books at this link; of vol. 2 from the Internet Archive at this link, and of vol. 3 from the Internet Archive at this link.
Continued in the Nouvelle iconographie, No. 4575. For an analysis of this see No. 8068
Subjects: IMAGING › Photography / Photomicrography , NEUROLOGY › Diseases of the Nervous System, NEUROLOGY › Epilepsy, PSYCHIATRY › Hysteria