RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 122499985 LA English T1 Medicine's moving pictures : medicine, health, and bodies in American film and television A1 Reagan, Leslie J., Tomes, Nancy,, Treichler, Paula A., PB University of Rochester Press PP Rochester, N.Y. YR 2007 SN 9781580462341 9781580463065 1580463061 1580462340 AB This book argues that health and medical media, with their unique goals and production values, constitute a rich cultural and historical archive and deserve greater scholarly attention. Original essays by leading media scholars and historians of medicine demonstrate that Americans throughout the twentieth century have learned about health, disease, medicine, and the human body from movies. Heroic doctors and patients fighting dread diseases have thrilled and moved audiences everywhere; amid changing media formats, medicine's moving pictures continue to educate, entertain, and help us understand the body's journey through life. Perennially popular, health and medical media are also complex texts reflecting many interests and constituencies including, notably, the U.S. medical profession, which has often sought, if not always successfully, to influence content, circulation, and meaning. Medicine's Moving Pictures makes clear that health and medical media representations are "more than illustrations," shows their power to shape health perceptions, practices, and policies, and identifies their social, cultural, and historical contexts.