Medical Exhibition in the
Twentieth Century

Until the early 1980s, most large medical conferences featured scientific exhibits: collections of physician-designed displays that showcased medical advances. Except in a few disciplines, this tradition has faded away, but for most of the twentieth century, it was an important part of medical culture. In my work, I examine this practice in order to illuminate some aspects of twentieth-century medicine that have been, I believe, underrecognized.

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