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Homage to the crown prints

At 50, one of the world’s best collections of medical imagery draws on humor and history.

A woman diagnosed with hysteria is the centerpiece of a popular lithograph, a copy of which once adorned Sigmund Freud’s consultation room in Vienna. The 1887 print shows the hypnotized woman before a roomful of men. Two assistants reach out to break her fall; beside her, French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot lectures about hysteria.Une Leçon du Docteur Charcot à la Salpêtrière is part of the collection of prints on medical topics that Yale psychiatrist Clements C. Fry, M.D., began assembling in the early 1930s. When Fry, the former director of student mental health at Yale, died in 1955, he left his 2,000 prints to the university. Now nearing its 50th anniversary, it is one of the world’s largest and most...

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