- Series: Rochester Studies in Medical History (Book 10)
- Hardcover: 360 pages
- Publisher: University of Rochester Press; 1 edition (November 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1580462340
- ISBN-13: 978-1580462341
- Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,706,379 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Medicine's Moving Pictures: Medicine, Health, and Bodies in American Film and Television (Rochester Studies in Medical History) 1st Edition
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While these essays are focused as stand-alone pieces that individually make a significant contribution to our understanding of representational work in selected media forms, they also point to the need for a more comprehensive view of what still remains essentially uncharted territory in the available histories. --Technology and Culture
Medicine's Moving Pictures is a welcome contribution in exploring how visual culture has shaped and responded to the changing practice, politics, and promotion of medicine in America ...[This book] offers a glimpse into the rich and creative scholarship that awaits American historians who venture into the relatively untapped collections of health-related films and television shows produced over a century of America's changing visual and medical culture. --The Journal of American History
Film and television representation of health and medicine is neglected, both as an area of historical study and as a research resource. This collection, ranging as it does from wartime public heath films about syphilis to post-war TV doctors, is therefore to be welcomed. Its interdisciplinary approach helps us begin to decode important areas of twentieth-century American cultural history. --Virginia Berridge, Professor of History, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
About the Author
Contributors: Lisa Cartwright, Vanessa Northington Gamble, Rachel Gans-Boriskin, Valerie Hartouni, Susan E. Lederer, John Parascandola, Martin S. Pernick, Leslie J. Reagan, Naomi Rogers, Nancy Tomes, Paula A. Treichler, Joseph Turow
Leslie J. Reagan is an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Nancy Tomes is a Professor at Stony Brook University; Paula A. Treichler is a Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
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