Stereoscopic Skin Collection, 1910

Laupus Library Manuscript Collection, LL 02.49

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Stereoscopic Skin Clinic Cards
    Creator:
    Repository: Laupus Library History Collections
    Language: English
    Abstract: Set of 132 photographic prints on stereoscopic cards, arranged in alphabetical order by skin disease. Explanatory text on verso of each card. “Copyright 1910 by Dr. S. I. Rainforth N.Y.” at the foot of each card.
    Extent: 0.106 Cubic feet,
  • Description
     

    Set of 132 photographic prints on stereoscopic cards, arranged in alphabetical order by skin disease. “Copyright 1910 by Dr. S. I. Rainforth N.Y.” at the foot of each card. The photographs depict various diseases, from acne to syphilis. Each image includes description, diagnosis, and treatment on back of each card. Designed for the use of practitioners and students of medicine. Probably from: Selden I. Rainforth. The Stereoscopic Skin Clinic. New York, circa 1910. WARNING: Contains nudity and graphic images.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    “Stereo photography combined the work of two Victorian inventors, Sir Charles Wheatsone and Sir David Brewster, who used photography to popularise their discoveries. Stereo negatives when exposed in a camera produced two almost identical photographs which were then placed in a viewer that enabled them to be seen three dimensionally” (Powerhouse Museum). “Dermatologists were rare in the United States in the early 1900s, and general practitioners had limited dermatological training. Enter Selden Irwin Rainforth, an entrepreneurial general practitioner from upstate New York” (Yale Alumni Magazine, January/February 2009). A graduate of Johns Hopkins Medical School, Rainforth used the popular technology to provide three-dimensional views of common skin diseases.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    Probably donated 1982-2000; set of 132 stereoscopic cards. Gift of Todd L. Savitt of Greenville, North Carolina.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Todd L. Savitt

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Stereoscopic Skin Clinic Cards (LL 02.49), The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Melissa Nasea, 2015

    Sponsor Statement

    Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina Access and Digitization Grant Program.

Container List

Acne Et Comedones, 1910
Acne Indurata, 1910
Adenoma Sebaceum, 1910
Alopecia Areata, 1910
Atrophia Unguium, 1910
Chloasma, 1910
Dermatitis Actinica, 1910
Dermatitis Repens, 1910
Dermatitis Venenata, 1910
Ecthyma, 1910
Eczema Orbicular Oris, 1910
Eczema Rubrum, 1910
Eczema Seborrhoicum, 1910
Eczema Squamosum, 1910
Eczema Varicosum, 1910
Eczema Vesiculosum, 1910
Epithelioma, 1910
Epithelioma, 1910
Epithelioma, 1910
Erysipelas, 1910
Erythema Multiforme, 1910
Erythema Multiforme, 1910
Erythema Nodosum, 1910
Favus, 1910
Favus, 1910
Furunculus, 1910
Hydroa Vacciniforme, 1910
Ichthyosis, 1910
Ichthyosis, 1910
Impetigo Contagiosa, 1910
Keloid, 1910
Lepra, 1910
Lichen Planus, 1910
Lichen Planus, 1910
Lichen Planus, 1910
Lupus Erythematosus, 1910
Lupus Erythematosus, 1910
Lupus Erythematosus, 1910
Lupus Vulgaris, 1910
Lupus Vulgaris, 1910
Lupus Vulgaris, 1910
Molluscum Contagiosum, 1910
Morbilli, 1910
Naevus Linearis, 1910
Naevus Vascularis, 1910
Naevus Vascularis, 1910
Paronychia, 1910
Pediculosis Capitis, 1910
Pediculus Corporis, 1910
Pellagra, 1910
Pellagra, 1910
Pemphigus, 1910
Pityriasis Rosea, 1910
Pityriasis Versicolor, 1910
Pompholyx, 1910
Prurigo, 1910
Psoriasis, 1910
Psoriasis, 1910
Psoriasis, 1910
Psoriasis, 1910
Rosacea, 1910
Sarcoma, 1910
Sarcoma, 1910
Scabies, 1910
Scabies, 1910
Scarlatina, 1910
Scleroderma, 1910
Scleroderma, 1910
Scleroderma, 1910
Sycosis, 1910
Syphilis Hereditaria, 1910
Syphilis Primaria, 1910
Syphilis Primaria, 1910
Syphilis Primaria, 1910
Syphilis Secundaria, 1910
Syphilis Secundaria, 1910
Syphilis Secundaria, 1910
Syphilis Secundaria, 1910
Syphilis Secundaria, 1910
Syphilis Secundaria, 1910
Syphilis Secundaria, 1910
Syphilis Secundaria, 1910
Syphilis Secundaria, 1910
Syphilis Secundaria, 1910
Syphilis Secundaria, 1910
Syphilis Secundaria, 1910
Syphilis Tertiaria, 1910
Syphilis Tertiaria, 1910
Syphilis Tertiaria, 1910
Syphilis Tertiaria, 1910
Syphilis Tertiaria, 1910
Syphilis Tertiaria, 1910
Syphilis Tertiaria, 1910
Syphilis Tertiaria, 1910
Syphilis Tertiaria, 1910
Syphilis Tertiaria, 1910
Syphilis Tertiaria, 1910
Syphilis Tertiaria, 1910
Syphilis Tertiaria, 1910
Trichophytosis Barbae, 1910
Trichophytosis Capitis, 1910
Trichophytosis Unguium, 1910
Tuberculosis Verrucosa, 1910
Tuberculosis Verrucosa, 1910
Tuberculosis Verrucosa, 1910
Urticaria, 1910
Urticaria, 1910
Varicella, 1910
Variola, 1910
Variola, 1910
Variola, 1910
Verruca Acuminata, 1910
Verruca Vulgaris, 1910
Vitiligo, 1910
Xanthoma, 1910
Zoster, 1910
Zoster, 1910
Selected stereoscopic skin cards in frame; used in display at Duke University, undated

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Container List

Acne Et Comedones, 1910
Acne Indurata, 1910
Adenoma Sebaceum, 1910
Alopecia Areata, 1910
Atrophia Unguium, 1910
Chloasma, 1910
Dermatitis Actinica, 1910
Dermatitis Repens, 1910
Dermatitis Venenata, 1910
Ecthyma, 1910
Eczema Orbicular Oris, 1910
Eczema Rubrum, 1910
Eczema Seborrhoicum, 1910
Eczema Squamosum, 1910
Eczema Varicosum, 1910
Eczema Vesiculosum, 1910
Epithelioma, 1910
Epithelioma, 1910
Epithelioma, 1910
Erysipelas, 1910
Erythema Multiforme, 1910
Erythema Multiforme, 1910
Erythema Nodosum, 1910
Favus, 1910
Favus, 1910
Furunculus, 1910
Hydroa Vacciniforme, 1910
Ichthyosis, 1910
Ichthyosis, 1910
Impetigo Contagiosa, 1910
Keloid, 1910
Lepra, 1910
Lichen Planus, 1910
Lichen Planus, 1910
Lichen Planus, 1910
Lupus Erythematosus, 1910
Lupus Erythematosus, 1910
Lupus Erythematosus, 1910
Lupus Vulgaris, 1910
Lupus Vulgaris, 1910
Lupus Vulgaris, 1910
Molluscum Contagiosum, 1910
Morbilli, 1910
Naevus Linearis, 1910
Naevus Vascularis, 1910
Naevus Vascularis, 1910
Paronychia, 1910
Pediculosis Capitis, 1910
Pediculus Corporis, 1910
Pellagra, 1910
Pellagra, 1910
Pemphigus, 1910
Pityriasis Rosea, 1910
Pityriasis Versicolor, 1910
Pompholyx, 1910
Prurigo, 1910
Psoriasis, 1910
Psoriasis, 1910
Psoriasis, 1910
Psoriasis, 1910
Rosacea, 1910
Sarcoma, 1910
Sarcoma, 1910
Scabies, 1910
Scabies, 1910
Scarlatina, 1910
Scleroderma, 1910
Scleroderma, 1910
Scleroderma, 1910
Sycosis, 1910
Syphilis Hereditaria, 1910
Syphilis Primaria, 1910
Syphilis Primaria, 1910
Syphilis Primaria, 1910
Syphilis Secundaria, 1910
Syphilis Secundaria, 1910
Syphilis Secundaria, 1910
Syphilis Secundaria, 1910
Syphilis Secundaria, 1910
Syphilis Secundaria, 1910
Syphilis Secundaria, 1910
Syphilis Secundaria, 1910
Syphilis Secundaria, 1910
Syphilis Secundaria, 1910
Syphilis Secundaria, 1910
Syphilis Secundaria, 1910
Syphilis Tertiaria, 1910
Syphilis Tertiaria, 1910
Syphilis Tertiaria, 1910
Syphilis Tertiaria, 1910
Syphilis Tertiaria, 1910
Syphilis Tertiaria, 1910
Syphilis Tertiaria, 1910
Syphilis Tertiaria, 1910
Syphilis Tertiaria, 1910
Syphilis Tertiaria, 1910
Syphilis Tertiaria, 1910
Syphilis Tertiaria, 1910
Syphilis Tertiaria, 1910
Trichophytosis Barbae, 1910
Trichophytosis Capitis, 1910
Trichophytosis Unguium, 1910
Tuberculosis Verrucosa, 1910
Tuberculosis Verrucosa, 1910
Tuberculosis Verrucosa, 1910
Urticaria, 1910
Urticaria, 1910
Varicella, 1910
Variola, 1910
Variola, 1910
Variola, 1910
Verruca Acuminata, 1910
Verruca Vulgaris, 1910
Vitiligo, 1910
Xanthoma, 1910
Zoster, 1910
Zoster, 1910
Selected stereoscopic skin cards in frame; used in display at Duke University, undated


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