Introduction
Hugh Welch Diamond (1809 – June 21, 1886) was an early British psychiatrist and photographer who made a major contribution to the craft of psychiatric photography.
Wikidata
Q76882
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Introduction
In 1839 Diamond began experimenting with photogenic processes. During the 1850s Diamond made photographs using the collodion process of the patients of the female department of the Surrey County Asylum where he was superintendent. These photographs were made for medical records as well as for treatment of insanity. Also during the 1850s Diamond photographed objects and places of antiquarian interest as he served as the honourary photographer for the Society of Antiquaries.
Nationalities
British, English
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Antiquary, Antiquaries', Antiquarian, Physician, Photographer
Names
Hugh Welch Diamond, Hugh W. Diamond, Dr. Hugh Welch Diamond, Dr. Hugh Diamond
Ulan
500018982
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