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Doctored : the medicine of photography in nineteenth-century America

Author: Tanya Sheehan
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examines the relationship between photography and medicine in American culture. Focuses on the American Civil War and postbellum Philadelphia to explore how medical models and metaphors helped establish the professional legitimacy of commercial photography while promoting belief in the rehabilitative powers of studio portraiture"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tanya Sheehan
ISBN: 9780271037929 027103792X 0271037938 9780271037936
OCLC Number: 671385498
Description: xiv, 202 pages : illustrations, map ; 27 cm
Contents: Educating "doctors of photography" : medical models and the institutionalization of photographic knowledge --
Making faces and taking off heads : the operations of photography and medicine --
"Panes curing pains" : light as medicine in the photographic studio --
A matter of public health : photographic chemistry and the (re)production of healthy bodies --
Photo doctors and pixel surgeons : the medicine of photography in the digital age.
Other Titles: Medicine of photography in nineteenth-century America
Responsibility: Tanya Sheehan.

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"Doctored is a refreshing look at the history of photography, and Sheehan effortlessly yet cautiously uses theory to support her arguments."--Kristi Johnson, Journal of American Culture "Tanya Read more...

 
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