Face of Medicine

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    This book examines the overlapping worlds of art and medicine in late-nineteenth-century France. It sheds new light on the relevance of the visual in medical and scientific cultures, and on the relationship between artistic and medical practices and imagery. By examining previously unstudied sources that traverse disciplinary boundaries, this original study rethinks the politics of medical representations and their social impact. Through a focused examination of paintings from the 1886 and 1887 Paris Salons that portray famous men from the medical and scientific elite - Louis Pasteur, Jules-Emile Pean and Jean-Martin Charcot - along with the images and objects that these men made for personal and occupational purposes, Hunter argues that artworks and medical collections played a key role in forming the public face of scientific medicine. -- .

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    Number of Pages: 280
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9781526118820
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    Listed in: c 1800 to c 1900, Painting & paintings, Art treatments & subjects
    Publisher: MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS

    Books by Mary Hunter

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