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Masterpieces of Medical Photography: Selections from the Burns Archive

Joel-Peter Witkin

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ISBN 10: 094264221X / ISBN 13: 9780942642216
Published by Twelvetrees Press, 1988
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: Masterpieces of Medical Photography: ...

Publisher: Twelvetrees Press

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 1st - may be Reissue.

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First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine cloth, with dust jacket. Edited and with an introduction by Joel-Peter Witkin. Captions and Afterword by Stanley B. Burns, M.D. Unpaginated. 40 four-color plates on uncoated paper. Selection of photographs from the "Burns Archive," which contains over 700,000 vintage prints including the world's largest collection of early medical photographs. 12 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches. This first edition was limited to 3000 hardbound copies.


The book depicts "German medical students in 1908 proudly displaying their gruesome dueling scars. Others pose jocularly with a half-dissected corpse."- New York Press

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