Medical Visions: Producing the Patient Through Film, Television, and Imaging Technologies

Medical Visions: Producing the Patient Through Film, Television, and Imaging Technologies

by Kirsten Ostherr

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ISBN-13: 9780199737253
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/08/2013
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Kirsten Ostherr is an Associate Professor of English at Rice University. She is author of Cinematic Prophylaxis: Globalization and Contagion in the Discourse of World Health.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Medical Ways of Seeing

Chapter One: Visual Education, Health Communication, and Scientific Filmmaking in the Early Twentieth Century

Chapter Two: "The Entire Medical Profession Is Becoming 'Film Conscious'": How Cinema Became Part of Medical Education

Chapter Three: "The Disruption of Medical Education throughout the World": Global Networks for Medical Media in the Postwar Era

Chapter Four: From the Avant-Garde to Experimental Television: Mid-Century Technologies of Medical Perception

Chapter Five: Medical Relevance and Public Relations: How Cinéma Vérité Became the Video News Release

Chapter Six: Medical Reality TV, Social Media, and the Networked Patient

Conclusion: Ten Lessons for the Future of Medical Media

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