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Mutter Museum Historic Medical Photographs: The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
     

Mutter Museum Historic Medical Photographs: The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

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by Laura Lindgren (Editor), Gretchen Worden (Introduction), College of College of Physicians of Philadelphia
 

The first book on the Mütter Museum contain artful images of the museum's fascinating exhibits shot by contemporary fine art photographers. Here, the focus is on the museum’s archive of rare historic photographs, most of which have never been seen by the public. Featured are poignant, aesthetically accomplished works ranging from Civil War photographs

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The first book on the Mütter Museum contain artful images of the museum's fascinating exhibits shot by contemporary fine art photographers. Here, the focus is on the museum’s archive of rare historic photographs, most of which have never been seen by the public. Featured are poignant, aesthetically accomplished works ranging from Civil War photographs showing injury and recovery, to the ravages of diseases not yet conquered in the 19th century, to pathological anomalies, to psychological disorders. Many were taken by talented photographers between the 1860s and the 1940s as records for physicians to share among colleagues and to track patients’ conditions, and demonstrate various techniques used in medical photography including the daguerreotype, micrography, X ray, and traditional portrait-style photography. As visual documents of what humans endured in the face of limited medical knowledge, these extraordinary and haunting photographs demonstrate how far medicine has advanced.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780922233281
Publisher:
Blast Books
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
243,047
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

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Mutter Museum Historic Medical Photographs: The College of Physicians of Philadelphia 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Buckshot1 More than 1 year ago
Ireceived this bppk in good time and in good condition, it is wonderfully illustrated and easy to read and understand, I would purchase from this author again. Excellant rating,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DEO-PhD-Candidate More than 1 year ago
This book goes hand in hand with the actual museum artifacts throughout the medical industry for the past 150 years...also really compliments the History Channel learning series too...well done documentary and pictorial history of some of the more bizzarre and less publicized medical mysteries, wonders, and amazements covering birth, death, and life...well worth the money for the purchase and the time spent reading about the displayed subject matter...it will always cause an "ooh" or an "aah" during each read...totally amazing...
RickX More than 1 year ago
Great book on the mutter Museum. The pictures are creapy but very interesting to know these are real pictures