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The Resource Medicine's moving pictures : medicine, health, and bodies in American film and television, edited by Leslie J. Reagan, Nancy Tomes, and Paula A. Treichler

Medicine's moving pictures : medicine, health, and bodies in American film and television, edited by Leslie J. Reagan, Nancy Tomes, and Paula A. Treichler

Label
Medicine's moving pictures : medicine, health, and bodies in American film and television
Title
Medicine's moving pictures
Title remainder
medicine, health, and bodies in American film and television
Statement of responsibility
edited by Leslie J. Reagan, Nancy Tomes, and Paula A. Treichler
Title variation
Medicine, health, and bodies in American film and television
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
Dewey number
791.43/6561
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.P44
LC item number
M42 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2007 M-433
  • WA 11 AA1
NLM item number
M489 2007
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Reagan, Leslie J
  • Tomes, Nancy
  • Treichler, Paula A
Series statement
Rochester studies in medical history,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical personnel in motion pictures
  • Medical personnel on television
  • Medicine in motion pictures
  • Medicine on television
  • Motion pictures
  • Television programs
  • Motion Pictures as Topic
  • Public Health
  • Culture
  • History, 20th Century
  • Physicians
  • Television
  • Medical personnel in motion pictures
  • Medical personnel on television
  • Medicine in motion pictures
  • Medicine on television
  • Motion pictures
  • Television programs
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Medicine's moving pictures : medicine, health, and bodies in American film and television, edited by Leslie J. Reagan, Nancy Tomes, and Paula A. Treichler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
000155011
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 343 pages
Isbn
9781580462341
Lccn
2007014113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 155011
  • (OCoLC)122499985
Label
Medicine's moving pictures : medicine, health, and bodies in American film and television, edited by Leslie J. Reagan, Nancy Tomes, and Paula A. Treichler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
000155011
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 343 pages
Isbn
9781580462341
Lccn
2007014113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 155011
  • (OCoLC)122499985

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