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Author Sheehan, Tanya, 1976-

Title Doctored : the medicine of photography in nineteenth-century America / Tanya Sheehan.

Published University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  770.2461 SHEE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 202 pages : illustrations, map ; 27 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [182]-195) and index.
Contents Educating "doctors of photography" : medical models and the institutionalization of photographic knowledge -- Making faces and taking off heads : the operations of photography and medicine -- "Panes curing pains" : light as medicine in the photographic studio -- A matter of public health : photographic chemistry and the (re)production of healthy bodies -- Photo doctors and pixel surgeons : the medicine of photography in the digital age.
Summary "Examines the relationship between photography and medicine in American culture. Focuses on the American Civil War and postbellum Philadelphia to explore how medical models and metaphors helped establish the professional legitimacy of commercial photography while promoting belief in the rehabilitative powers of studio portraiture"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Medical photography -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Photography -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Variant Title Medicine of photography in nineteenth-century America.
ISBN 9780271037929 (hbk.)
027103792X (hbk.)