Haunted medical portraits reveal extreme symptoms experienced by patients in the 19th century

The haunting medical portraits reveal the extreme symptoms experienced by patients in the nineteenth century in one of the oldest hospitals in Holland, including a woman who developed a "horn"

  • Portraits, taken in the 1890s, were seized as medical records of patients at the Utrecht University Hospital.
  • The photographs give an insight into the beginnings of medical photography when there were no clear clinical standards
  • Patients include an elderly woman with a cutaneous horn – a growth of keratinous skin at the back of the head

Faith Ridler For Mailonline

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