Depth Perception: Surgical Film and the Problem of Anatomical Legibility

Jacob Sarnoff (1886–1961) was a pioneering physician-filmmaker. He was an early and enthusiastic proponent of using film to educate new physicians and demonstrate surgical procedures. He made hundreds of films, some of which survive in the archives of the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. I’m interested in Jacob Sarnoff because I think his […]

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