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Doctored : the medicine of photography in nineteenth-century America / Tanya Sheehan.

  • Sheehan, Tanya, 1976-
[2011], ©2011
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About this work


"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.


University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, [2011], ©2011.

Physical description

xiv, 202 pages : illustrations, map ; 27 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Educating "doctors of photography" : medical models and the institutionalization of photographic knowledge -- Making faces and taking off heads : the operations of photography and medicine -- "Panes curing pains" : light as medicine in the photographic studio -- A matter of public health : photographic chemistry and the (re)production of healthy bodies -- Photo doctors and pixel surgeons : the medicine of photography in the digital age.


  • English

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    History of Medicine
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  • 9780271037929
  • 027103792X