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Mutter Museum Historic Medical Photographs

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ISBN13: 9780922233281
ISBN10: 0922233284
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The first book on the Mütter Museum contain artful images of the museum's fascinating exhibits shot by contemporary fine art photographers. Here, the focus is on the museum’s archive of rare historic photographs, most of which have never been seen by the public. Featured are poignant, aesthetically accomplished works ranging from Civil War photographs showing injury and recovery, to the ravages of diseases not yet conquered in the 19th century, to pathological anomalies, to psychological disorders. Many were taken by talented photographers between the 1860s and the 1940s as records for physicians to share among colleagues and to track patients’ conditions, and demonstrate various techniques used in medical photography including the daguerreotype, micrography, X ray, and traditional portrait-style photography. As visual documents of what humans endured in the face of limited medical knowledge, these extraordinary and haunting photographs demonstrate how far medicine has advanced.

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KL, February 25, 2012 (view all comments by KL)
Not for the easily unnerved but definitely fascinating! Not a "coffeetable" book but the information and pictures in this book are.......different and interesting. I work in the medical field and found this book to be to my liking. Yes, I am sane but there are certain things in the world that pique are interests.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780922233281
Author:
Lindgren, Laura
Publisher:
Blast Books
Introduction by:
Worden, Gretchen
Introduction:
Worden, Gretchen
Foreword by:
Aguilera-Hellweg, Max
Foreword:
Aguilera-Hellweg, Max
Author:
Worden, Gretchen
Author:
College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Author:
College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
Subject:
Medicine
Subject:
History
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - General
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General
Subject:
Medicine -- History.
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
September 2007
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color photos throughout
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
11 x 9 in 49 oz

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