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Signs of life : cinema and medicine

Author: Graeme Harper; Andrew Moor
Publisher: London ; New York : Wallflower Press, 2005.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Signs of life.
London ; New York : Wallflower Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607612316
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graeme Harper; Andrew Moor
ISBN: 9781904764168 1904764169 9781904764175 1904764177
OCLC Number: 60524859
Description: 178 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Magic bullets, dark victories and cold comforts: some preliminary observations about stories of sickness in the cinema / Brian Glasser --
Birth traumas: medicine, parturition and horror in Rosemary's Baby / Lucy Fischer --
The mainstream AIDS movie prior to the 1990s / Kenneth MacKinnon --
Health education films in Britain, 1919-39: production, genres and audiences / Timothy M. Boon --
Sex, death and stereotypes: disability in Sick and Crash / Tom Shakespeare --
Past imperfect, future tense: the health services in British cinema of the mid-century / Andrew Moor --
Just a story or a 'just story'? Ethical issues in a film with a medical theme / M. Roy Jobson & Donna Knapp van Bogaert --
'Either he's dead or my watch has stopped': medical notes in 1930s film comedy / Graeme Harper --
Angels, battleaxes and good-time girls: cinema's images of nurses / Julia Hallam --
'To catch a star on your fingertips': diagnosing the medical biopic from The Story of Louis Pasteur to Freud / Bruce Babington --
From Let There Be Light to Shades of Grey: the construction of authoritative knowledge about combat fatigue (1945-48) / C.A. Morgan III --
Imitation of life: the politics of the new genetics in cinema / Jackie Stacey.
Responsibility: edited by Graeme Harper and Andrew Moor.

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