Medicine's Moving Pictures: Medicine, Health, and Bodies in American Film and Television

Leslie J. Reagan (Editor), Nancy Tomes (Editor), Paula A. Treichler (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract

This groundbreaking book argues that health and medical media, with their unique goals and production values, constitute a rich cultural and historical archive and deserve greater scholarly attention. Original essays by leading media scholars and historians of medicine demonstrate that Americans throughout the twentieth century have learned about health, disease, medicine, and the human body from movies. Heroic doctors and patients fighting dreaded diseases have thrilled and moved audiences everywhere; amid changing media formats, medicine's moving pictures continue to educate, entertain, and help us understand the body's journey through life. Perennially popular, health and medical media are also complex texts reflecting many interests and constituencies including, notably, the U.S. medical profession, which has often sought, if not always successfully, to influence content, circulation, and meaning. Medicine's Moving Pictures makes clear that health and medical media representations are "more than illustrations," shows their power to shape health perceptions, practices, and policies, and identifies their social, cultural, and historical contexts.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationRochester, NY
PublisherUniversity of Rochester Press
Number of pages353
ISBN (Print)9781580463065, 9781580462341
StatePublished - Nov 2007

Publication series

NameRochester Studies in Medical History

Fingerprint

Medicine
American Television
Health
American Film
Media Representations
Medical Profession
Constituency
Journey
Movies
Historian
Cultural Context
Human Body
Doctors
Historical Context
Social Context

Cite this

Reagan, L. J., Tomes, N., & Treichler, P. A. (Eds.) (2007). Medicine's Moving Pictures: Medicine, Health, and Bodies in American Film and Television. (Rochester Studies in Medical History). Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press.

Medicine's Moving Pictures : Medicine, Health, and Bodies in American Film and Television. / Reagan, Leslie J. (Editor); Tomes, Nancy (Editor); Treichler, Paula A. (Editor).

Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2007. 353 p. (Rochester Studies in Medical History).

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Reagan, LJ, Tomes, N & Treichler, PA (eds) 2007, Medicine's Moving Pictures: Medicine, Health, and Bodies in American Film and Television. Rochester Studies in Medical History, University of Rochester Press, Rochester, NY.
Reagan LJ, (ed.), Tomes N, (ed.), Treichler PA, (ed.). Medicine's Moving Pictures: Medicine, Health, and Bodies in American Film and Television. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2007. 353 p. (Rochester Studies in Medical History).
Reagan, Leslie J. (Editor) ; Tomes, Nancy (Editor) ; Treichler, Paula A. (Editor). / Medicine's Moving Pictures : Medicine, Health, and Bodies in American Film and Television. Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2007. 353 p. (Rochester Studies in Medical History).
@book{54ac989925524297a4aa64de256afefd,
title = "Medicine's Moving Pictures: Medicine, Health, and Bodies in American Film and Television",
abstract = "This groundbreaking book argues that health and medical media, with their unique goals and production values, constitute a rich cultural and historical archive and deserve greater scholarly attention. Original essays by leading media scholars and historians of medicine demonstrate that Americans throughout the twentieth century have learned about health, disease, medicine, and the human body from movies. Heroic doctors and patients fighting dreaded diseases have thrilled and moved audiences everywhere; amid changing media formats, medicine's moving pictures continue to educate, entertain, and help us understand the body's journey through life. Perennially popular, health and medical media are also complex texts reflecting many interests and constituencies including, notably, the U.S. medical profession, which has often sought, if not always successfully, to influence content, circulation, and meaning. Medicine's Moving Pictures makes clear that health and medical media representations are {"}more than illustrations,{"} shows their power to shape health perceptions, practices, and policies, and identifies their social, cultural, and historical contexts.",
editor = "Reagan, {Leslie J.} and Nancy Tomes and Treichler, {Paula A.}",
year = "2007",
month = "11",
language = "English (US)",
isbn = "9781580463065",
series = "Rochester Studies in Medical History",
publisher = "University of Rochester Press",

}

TY - BOOK

T1 - Medicine's Moving Pictures

T2 - Medicine, Health, and Bodies in American Film and Television

A2 - Reagan, Leslie J.

A2 - Tomes, Nancy

A2 - Treichler, Paula A.

PY - 2007/11

Y1 - 2007/11

N2 - This groundbreaking book argues that health and medical media, with their unique goals and production values, constitute a rich cultural and historical archive and deserve greater scholarly attention. Original essays by leading media scholars and historians of medicine demonstrate that Americans throughout the twentieth century have learned about health, disease, medicine, and the human body from movies. Heroic doctors and patients fighting dreaded diseases have thrilled and moved audiences everywhere; amid changing media formats, medicine's moving pictures continue to educate, entertain, and help us understand the body's journey through life. Perennially popular, health and medical media are also complex texts reflecting many interests and constituencies including, notably, the U.S. medical profession, which has often sought, if not always successfully, to influence content, circulation, and meaning. Medicine's Moving Pictures makes clear that health and medical media representations are "more than illustrations," shows their power to shape health perceptions, practices, and policies, and identifies their social, cultural, and historical contexts.

AB - This groundbreaking book argues that health and medical media, with their unique goals and production values, constitute a rich cultural and historical archive and deserve greater scholarly attention. Original essays by leading media scholars and historians of medicine demonstrate that Americans throughout the twentieth century have learned about health, disease, medicine, and the human body from movies. Heroic doctors and patients fighting dreaded diseases have thrilled and moved audiences everywhere; amid changing media formats, medicine's moving pictures continue to educate, entertain, and help us understand the body's journey through life. Perennially popular, health and medical media are also complex texts reflecting many interests and constituencies including, notably, the U.S. medical profession, which has often sought, if not always successfully, to influence content, circulation, and meaning. Medicine's Moving Pictures makes clear that health and medical media representations are "more than illustrations," shows their power to shape health perceptions, practices, and policies, and identifies their social, cultural, and historical contexts.

UR - http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/122499985

M3 - Book

SN - 9781580463065

SN - 9781580462341

T3 - Rochester Studies in Medical History

BT - Medicine's Moving Pictures

PB - University of Rochester Press

CY - Rochester, NY

ER -