E. Dorsène: preparing a patient for x-ray photography (selfportrait), ca 1900
A fascinating medical Cabinet Card of a man (probably E. Dorsène) who writes on the back of a young boy. The boy is sitting near a table and holds a fountain pen. This scene is probably a link to the photographer's pioneering practice in X-ray photography.
Photographer Eugène Dorsène (1854 - 1917) was active at Périgueux, 12 Allée de Fourny. He started his studio already in 1875.
At the recto of the card: his name, location and 'Epreuve obtenu à la lumière artificielle' in gilded letters.
Röntgenology: Dorsène was a pioneer in the field of X-ray photography and one of the first ones in France to work with the invention of Wilhelm Röntgen. At 63 years old, he died because of these X-rays.
Collodion POP paper is in very bright and good condition. The gilded border around the card is in good condition.
Very rare topic.