Picturing Medical Progress from Pasteur to Polio: A History of Mass Media Images and Popular Attitudes in America
Today, pharmaceutical companies, HMOs, insurance carriers, and the health care system in general may often puzzle and frustrate the general publicùand even physicians and researchers. By contrast, from the 1880s through the 1950s Americans enthusiastically embraced medicine and its practitioners. Picturing Medical Progress from Pasteur to Polio offers a refreshing portrait of an era when the public excitedly anticipated medical progress and research breakthroughs.
This unique study with 130 archival illustrations drawn from newspaper sketches, caricatures, comic books, Hollywood films, and LIFE magazine photography analyzes the relationship between mass media images and popular attitudes. Bert Hansen considers the impact these representations had on public attitudes and shows how media portrayal and popular support for medical research grew together and reinforced each other.
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Review: Picturing Medical Progress from Pasteur to Polio: A History of Mass Media Images and Popular Attitudes in AmericaUser Review - Allyson Dyar - Goodreads
Very good book especially if you remember all the Life magazine medical essays. If I had any quibble, I wanted to see more examples! Read full review
Review: Picturing Medical Progress from Pasteur to Polio: A History of Mass Media Images and Popular Attitudes in AmericaUser Review - Emily Sours - Goodreads
interesting view of medicine from the layman's eye. very easy to read and very entertaining. Read full review
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Popular Enthusiasm for Laboratory Discoveries 18851895
Creating an Institutional Base for Medical Research 18901920
MEDICAL HISTORY FOR THE PUBLIC 19251950