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Medicine's moving pictures : medicine, health, and bodies in American film and television

Author: Leslie J Reagan; Nancy Tomes; Paula A Treichler
Publisher: Rochester, N.Y. : University of Rochester Press, 2007.
Series: Rochester studies in medical history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Medicine's moving pictures.
Rochester, N.Y. : University of Rochester Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608024383
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie J Reagan; Nancy Tomes; Paula A Treichler
ISBN: 9781580462341 9781580463065 1580463061 1580462340
OCLC Number: 122499985
Description: vi, 343 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: More than illustrations: early twentieth-century health films as contributors to the histories of medicine and of motion pictures / Martin S. Pernick --
Celebrity diseases / Nancy Tomes --
Syphilis at the cinema: medicine and morals in VD films of the U.S. Public Health Service in World War II / John Parascandola --
Medicine, popular culture, and the power of narrative: the HIV/AIDS storyline on General Hospital / Paula A. Treichler --
Mandy (1952): on voice and listening in the (deaf) maternal melodrama / Lisa Cartwright --
Projecting breast cancer: self-examination films and the making of a new cultural practice / Leslie J. Reagan --
American medicine and the politics of filmmaking: Sister Kenny (RKO, 1946) / Naomi Rogers --
Passing or passive: postwar Hollywood images of Black Physicians / Vanessa Northington Gamble --
From expert in action to existential angst: a half-century of television doctors / Joseph Turow and Rachel Gans-Boriskin --
Hollywood and human experimentation: representing medical research in popular film / Susan E. Lederer --Technicolor technoscience: rescripting the future / Valerie Hartouni.
Series Title: Rochester studies in medical history.
Other Titles: Medicine, health, and bodies in American film and television
Responsibility: edited by Leslie J. Reagan, Nancy Tomes, and Paula A. Treichler.
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Original essays by leading media scholars and historians of medicine that explore the rich history of health-related films.  Read more...

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This collection will be indispensable to scholars. --FILM & HISTORY, [Jennifer Tebbe-Grossman] While these essays are focused as stand-alone pieces that individually make a significant contribution Read more...

 
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