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Document of the month: May 2009

"End of an Epoch", France, 1958.
In 1958 Robert Doisneau produced a photographic profile of Dr Edmond, a doctor in the rural département of the Creuse in central France. Doisneau followed Dr Edmond in his consultations with patients, his errands in town, and his life at home. The photo report appeared in the World Health magazine in 1958.
The pharmacist is Dr Edmond's right-hand man. He handles routine analyses and checks with the doctor in case of any doubt about a prescription

Country doctor and pharmacist, France
WHO/Robert Doisneau

Additional image related to the online exhibition "Picturing health: 35 years of photojournalism at WHO"

Robert Doisneau's page