Haunting medical portraits reveal extreme symptoms suffered by patients during the 19th Century

Haunting medical portraits reveal extreme symptoms suffered by patients during the 19th Century at one of Holland’s oldest hospitals – including a woman who grew a ‘horn’

  • Portraits, taken in the 1890s, were captured as medical records for patients at the Utrecht University Hospital
  • Photographs give insight into early days of medical photography when there were no clear clinical standards
  • Patients include an elderly woman with a cutaneous horn – a keratinous skin growth on the back of her head

Faith Ridler For Mailonline

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