Picturing Medical Progress from Pasteur to Polio: A History of Mass Media Images and Popular Attitudes in America

Picturing Medical Progress from Pasteur to Polio: A History of Mass Media Images and Popular Attitudes in America

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by Bert Hansen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813545765

ISBN-13: 9780813545769

Pub. Date: 07/15/2009

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Picturing Medical Progress from Pasteur to Polio offers a refreshing portrait of an era when the public excitedly anticipated medical progress and research break-throughs. This unique study with 130 archival illustrations drawn from newspaper sketches, caricatures, comic books, Hollywood films, and Life magazine photography analyzes the relationship between mass

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Picturing Medical Progress from Pasteur to Polio offers a refreshing portrait of an era when the public excitedly anticipated medical progress and research break-throughs. This unique study with 130 archival illustrations drawn from newspaper sketches, caricatures, comic books, Hollywood films, and Life magazine photography analyzes the relationship between mass media images and popular attitudes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813545769
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
07/15/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Part I The Setting

1 Medicine in the Public Eye, Then and Now 3

2 Before There Were Medical Breakthroughs: Diseases and Doctors in the Pictorial Press, 1860-1890 11

Part II A New Regime of Medical Progress

3 How Medicine Became Hot News, 1885 45

4 Popular Enthusiasm for Laboratory Discoveries, 1885-1895 75

5 Creating an Institutional Base for Medical Research, 1890-1920 101

Part III Medical History For the Public, 1925-1950

6 The Mass Media Make Medical History Popular 125

7 "And Now, a Word from Our Sponsor": Making Medical History Commercial 154

8 Popular Medical History in Children's Comic Books of the 1940s 171

Part IV The Modern Imagery of Medical Progress

9 Life Looks at Medicine: Magazine Photography and the American Public 207

10 The Meaning of an Era 256

Appendix: Radio Dramas of Medical History in Cavalcade of America 269

Notes 271

Index 329

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is nothing as important as the visual image to capture the true spirit of these times in history. For those of us bombarded with images, from tv and the internet, this book gives a powerful insight into how images were first used to infuence understanding of medical progress. A must read !!!!