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Imagining illness : public health and visual culture

Author: David Serlin
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN ; London : University of Minnesota Press, ©2010.
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From seventeenth-century broadsides about the handling of dead bodies, printed during London's plague years, to YouTube videos about preventing the transmission of STDs, public health advocacy and education has always had a powerful visual component. Imagining Illness explores the diverse visual culture of public health, broadly defined, from the nineteenth century to the present. Contributors to this volume examine  Read more...
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Imagining illness.
Minneapolis, MN ; London : University of Minnesota Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010019709
(OCoLC)617508647
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Serlin
ISBN: 9780816675333 0816675333
OCLC Number: 724484252
Description: 1 online resource (xxxvii, 285 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Image and the imaginary in early health education : Wilbur Augustus Sawyer and the hookworm campaigns of Australia and Asia / Lenore Manderson --
Cultural communication in picturing health : W.W. Peter and public health campaigns in China, 1912-1926 / Liping Bu --
The color of money : campaigning for health in black and white America / Gregg Mitman --
Empathy and objectivity : health education through corporate publicity films / Kirsten Ostherr --
Contagion, public health, and the visual culture of nineteenth-century skin / Katherine Ott --
Maps as graphic propaganda for public health / Mark Monmonier --
"Some one sole unique advertisement" : public health posters in the twentieth century / William H. Helfand --
Nursing the nation : the 1930s public health nurse as image and icon / Shawn Michelle Smith --
Visual imagery and epidemics in the Twentieth Century / Roger Cooter and Claudia Stein --
The image of the child in postwar British and U.S. psychoanalysis / Lisa Cartwright --
Performing live surgery on television and the internet since 1945 / David Serlin --
Imagining mood disorders as a public health crisis / Emily Martin.
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