A woman, viewed from behind, naked to the waist; revealing mobility of left shoulder. Photograph by L. Haase after H.W. Berend, 1859.

  • Berend, H. W. (Heimann Wolff), 1809-1873.
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1 photograph : photoprint, albumen ; image 17.5 x 13.5 cm


Louise Koch No 1074 4 10 / 59. Photogr. L. Haase & Co in Berlin, 178 Friedrichstr. Lettering hand-written in black ink on to sheet The name and address of the photographer is printed on the sheet in a curve, parallel to the bottom line of the image


Wellcome Collection 31239i

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Photograph after H.W. Berend (1809-1873), an orthopaedic surgeon working in Berlin. The photograph is part of a collection produced by the professional photographer L. Haase who was working in Berlin at the time Berend's interest in photography was developing. The photograph was probably commissioned by Berend, and follows a similar aesthetic structuring to that of his other studies, which include pencil drawings, lithographs and woodcuts, sometimes after photographs. Berend was also probably the first German physician to employ photography as an aid to the systematic diagnoses of orthopaedic patients. It is possible that these photographs were comissioned by Berend to illustrate an atlas he was preparing, which documented his observations in a number of hospitals in Berlin. There is no record of the atlas' publication


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