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Published: 08 April 2013

320 Pages | 48 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199737246

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Medical Visions

Producing the Patient Through Film, Television, and Imaging Technologies

Kirsten Ostherr

  • Traces the history of innovative visualization techniques and the new worlds they bring into being for both doctors and patients
  • Illuminates the complex relationship between image and information, and the centrality of visualization to core concepts in medicine and health
  • Demonstrates how clinical images and popular media teach physicians how to look at patients, and teach patients what to expect from their doctors
  • Explains how lessons from the history of medical media can help us understand the information and communication technologies that are reshaping healthcare today

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