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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, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2010.
Series: Rochester studies in medical history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Original essays by leading media scholars and historians of medicine that explore the rich history of health-related films.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie J Reagan; Nancy Tomes; Paula A Treichler
ISBN: 1580463061 9781580463065
OCLC Number: 895005849
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Transferred to digital printing.
Description: vi, 343 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
Contents: More than Illustrations: Early Twentieth-Century Health Films as Contributors to the Histories of Medicine - Martin PernickCelebrity Diseases - Nancy TomesSyphilis at the Cinema: Medicine and Morals in VD Films of the U.S. Public Health Service in World War II - John ParascandolaMedicine, Popular Culture, and the Power of Narrative: The HIV/AIDS Storyline on General Hospital - Paula TreichlerMandy (1952): On Voice and Listening in the (Deaf): Maternal Melodrama - Lisa CartwrightProjecting Breast Cancer: Self-Examination Films and the Making of a New Cultural Practice - Leslie ReaganAmerican Medicine and the Politics of Filmmaking: Sister Kenny (RKO, 1946) - Naomi RogersPassing or Passive: Postwar Hollywood Images of Black Physicians - Vanessa Northington GambleFrom Expert in Action to Existential Angst: A Half Century of Television Doctors - Rachel Gans-Boriskin and Joseph TurrowHollywood and Human Experimentation: Representing Medical Research in Popular Film - Susan LedererTechnicolor Technoscience: Rescripting the Future - Valerie Hartouni
Series Title: Rochester studies in medical history.
Responsibility: edited by Leslie J. Reagan, Nancy Tomes, and Paula A. Treichler.

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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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