Doctored : The Medicine of Photography in Nineteenth-century America (Hardcover)

Author: Sheehan, Tanya

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In Doctored, Tanya Sheehan takes a new look at the relationship between photography and medicine in American culture, from the nineteenth century to the present. Focusing on Civil War and postbellum Philadelphia, Doctored explores the ways in which medical models and metaphors helped strengthen the professional legitimacy of the citys commercial photographic community at a time when it was not well established. By reading the trade literature and material practices of portrait photography and medicine in relation to one another, this book further shows how their interaction defined the space of the urban portrait studio as well as the physical and social effects of studio operations. Integrating the methods of social art history, science studies, and media studies, Doctored thus reveals important connections between the professionalization of American photographers and the construction of photographys cultural identity.


Publisher Pennsylvania State Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780271037929
SKU 219854779
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 027103792X
Release Date 7/31/2011
Dimensions (in Inches) 10H x 7L x 1T
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Editors Note "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.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0202
Publisher Penn State University Press

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