Medicine and Visual Culture

Approaches to Analyzing the Visual Culture of Medicine
Oral examination list
Examiner: Professor John Harley Warner
Exam administered March 2005

Surveys and Reviews
Jordanova, L. “Review Article: Medicine and Visual Culture.” Social History of Medicine 3 (1990): 89-99.

Medicine in (and as) Art
Gilman, Sander L. Seeing the Insane. New York: Wiley : Brunner/Mazel, 1982.

Hills, Patricia. “Thomas Eakin’s ‘Agnew Clinic’ and John S. Sargent’s ‘Four Doctors’: Sublimity, Decorum, and Professionalism.” Prospects 11 (1987): 217.

Hudson Jones, Ann. Images of Nurses: Perspectives from History, Art, and Literature. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1988.

Luxenberg, Alisa. “‘The Art of Correctly Painting the Expressive Lines of the Human Face’: Duchenne De Boulogne’s Photographs of Human Expression and the École Des Beaux-Arts.” History of Photography Summer 2001: 201-213.

Roberts, K. B. The Fabric of the Body : European Traditions of Anatomical Illustrations. Oxford; New York: Clarendon Press, 1992.

Stafford, Barbara Maria. Body Criticism: Imaging the Unseen in Enlightenment Art and Medicine. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1991.

The Medical Archive
Cartwright, Lisa. Screening the Body: Tracing Medicine’s Visual Culture. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1995.

Daston, Loraine and Peter Galison. “The Image of Objectivity.” Representations 40 (1992): 81-127.

Didi-Huberman, Georges. Invention of Hysteria : Charcot and the Photographic Iconography of the Salpêtrière. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2003.

Galison, Peter. “Judgment Against Objectivity.” In Galison and Caroline A. Jones, ed., Picturing Science, Producing Art. New York: Routledge, 1998.

Howell, Joel. Technology in the Hospital. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.

Jordanova, L.J. Sexual Visions : Images of Gender in Science and Medicine between the Eighteenth and Twentieth Centuries. New York Harvester Wheatsheaf:, 1989.

Kevles, Bettyann. Naked to the Bone: Medical Imaging in the Twentieth Century. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1997.

McGrath, Roberta. Seeing Her Sex: Medical Archives and the Female Body. Manchester, UK; New York: Manchester University Press, 2002.

Rosenberg, Charles E. and Janet Golden. Pictures of Health: A Photographic History of Health Care in Philadelphia, 1860-1945 (Studies in Health, Illness, and Caregiving in America). Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1991.

Sappol, Michael. A Traffic in Dead Bodies: Anatomy and Embodied Social Identity in Nineteenth-Century America. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2002.

James S. Terry, “Dissecting Room Portraits: Decoding an Underground Genre,” History of Photography 7 (1983): 96-98.

van Dijck, José. The Transparent Body : A Cultural Analysis of Medical Imaging. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2005.

Medicine in Popular Culture
Apple, Rima D. Vitamania: Vitamins in American Culture. New Brunswick, N.J., Rutgers University Press, 1996.

Berridge, Virginia and Kelly Loughlin, eds. Medicine, the Market and the Mass Media: Producing Health in the Twentieth Century. London: Routledge, 2005.

Duffin, Jacalyn, and Alison Li. “Great Moments: Parke, Davis and Company and the Creation of Medical Art.” Isis 86 (1995), 1–29.

Fissell, Mary Elizabeth. Vernacular Bodies: The Politics of Reproduction in Early Modern England. New York: Oxford, 2004.

Gunning, Tom. “Tracing the Individual Body, AKA Photography, Detectives, Early Cinema, and the Body of Modernity.” In Vanessa R. Schwartz and Leo Charney, ed., Cinema and the Invention of Modern Life. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.

Kirby, L. “Male Hysteria and Early Cinema.” Camera Obscura 17 May 1988: 113-32.

Lederer, Susan, and Naomi Rogers. “Media,” in Roger Cooter and John Pickstone, eds., Medicine in the Twentieth Century. New York: Routledge, 2002.

Leskosky, J. Richard. “Phenakistoscope: 19th Century Science Turned to Animation.” Film History 5.2 (1993): 176.

Matthews, Sandra, and Laura Wexler. Pregnant Pictures. New York: Routledge, 2000.

Ostherr, Kirsten. “Contagion and the Boundaries of the Visible: The Cinema of World Health.” Camera Obscura May 2002: 1.

Pernick, Martin. The Black Stork: Eugenics and the Death of “Defective” Babies in American Medicine and Motion Pictures Since 1915. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Porter, Roy. Bodies Politic: Disease, Death and Doctors in Britain, 1650–1900. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2001.

Rabinbach, Anson. The Human Motor: Energy, Fatigue, and the Origins of Modernity. Berkeley: University of California, 1992.

Rony, Fatimah Tobing. The Third Eye : Race, Cinema, and Ethnographic Spectacle. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1996.

Treichler, Paula A., Lisa Cartwright, and Constance Penley, eds. The Visible Woman: Imaging Technologies, Gender, and Science. New York: New York University Press, 1998.

Tomes, Nancy. The Gospel of Germs. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1998.

———. “Merchants of Health: Medicine and Consumer Culture in the United States, 1900-1940.” Journal of American History (Sept 2001): 519 ff.

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