Newly rediscovered historical medical notebooks solve some mysteries about famous Muybridge images
Muybridge was recruited by Penn in 1884 for a project using emerging motion picture technology to understand human and animal locomotion. He partnered with Francis Dercum, then chief of HUP’s Dispensary for Nervous Diseases, to study how neurological conditions impacted the movements of neurology patients. This year, Geoffrey Noble, a former neurology resident in the Perelman School of Medicine, found the original clinical records for nine of Muybridge and Dercum’s photographic subjects.
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