Imagining illness : public health and visual culture / David Serlin, editor.

From seventeenth-century broadsides about the handling of dead bodies, printed during London's plague years, to YouTube videos about preventing the transmission of STDs, public health advocacy and education has always had a powerful visual component. Imagining Illness explores the diverse visua...

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Other Authors: Serlin, David (Editor)
Format: Electronic
Language:English
Published: Minneapolis, MN ; London : University of Minnesota Press, ©2010.
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Summary:From seventeenth-century broadsides about the handling of dead bodies, printed during London's plague years, to YouTube videos about preventing the transmission of STDs, public health advocacy and education has always had a powerful visual component. Imagining Illness explores the diverse visual culture of public health, broadly defined, from the nineteenth century to the present. Contributors to this volume examine historical and contemporary visual practices-Chinese health fairs, documentary films produced by the World Health Organization, illness maps, fashions for nurses, and live surgery.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xxxvii, 285 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780816675333
0816675333
9781452945958
1452945950
Language:English.