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Planche XXIII of Attitudes passionnelles, a series of ten photographs first published in the book Iconographie photographique de la Salpêtrière (1875 - 1879). The photo depicts Salpêtrière star patient Louise Augustine.
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Planche XXIII of Attitudes passionnelles, a series of ten photographs first published in the book Iconographie photographique de la Salpêtrière (1875 - 1879). The photo depicts Salpêtrière star patient Louise Augustine.

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Attitudes passionnelles is the informal title given to a series of ten photographs first published in the book Iconographie photographique de la Salpêtrière (1875 - 1879), which carried as first caption "ATTITUDES PASSIONNELLES". The photos depict Salpêtrière star patient Louise Augustine. The most famous photos of the series are Planche XXIII[1] and Planche XXVI[2].

The second-level captions are as follows: Planche XVIII – “Ménace,”[3] Planche XIX – “Appel,”[4] Planche XX – “Supplication Amoureuse,”[5] Planche XXI – “Erotisme,”[6] Planche XXII – “Extase (1876),”[7] Planche XXIII – “Extase (1878),”[8] Planche XXIV – “Hallucinations de l'Ouïe,” Planche XXV – “Crucifiement[9],” Planche XXVI – “Moquérie,”[10] and Planche XXVII - Menace[11].

One of the four phases of an hysterical attack

Attitudes passionnelles is also the name Charcot gave to the third phase of an hysterical attack.

These phases are:

  • Première période ou épilepioide:
a) phase tonique;
b) phase clonique ;
c) phase de résolution musculaire ou de stertor
  • Deuxième période ou de clownisme:
a) phase des attitudes passionnelles ;
b) phase des grands mouvements. — Arc de cercle.
  • Troisième période ou des attitudes passionnelles.
  • Quatrième période ou de délire: continuation de la troisième

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