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The Preparation of Photographic Prints for Medical Publication

JAMA. 1951;145(11):857. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920290083047.
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This is the first of a series of monographs. Many physicians spend years engaged in an important research project or accumulating photographic records of cases. However, reproductions of the photographs in articles or books may be inferior. This short monograph by McComb contains practical suggestions on such subjects as scale size, positioning of the patient for photography, uniformity of lighting, proper selection of backgrounds, print quality and trimming and grouping of prints for publication.

The booklet is recommended to physicians who are interested in the subject of clinical photography and to clinical photographers. It should be included in the library of every hospital photographic department. It will also serve as a guide to authors of medical textbooks. The monograph is well organized in short, informative chapters, and the illustrations are outstanding.

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