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Visualizing Disease: The Art and History of Pathological Illustrations

Domenico Bertoloni Meli

Abstract

Visualizing Disease provides the first analytic study of the emergence and transformations of visual representations of diseased states from the Renaissance to the mid-nineteenth century. It investigates the material, intellectual, and technical conditions that lay at the basis of such transformations, such as the establishment of collections and museums with pathological preparations; the role of hospitals and dispensaries; changing notions of disease and its classification; the social roles of medical practitioners; and the rise of novel printing techniques, including color. The history of v ... More

Keywords: disease history visual representation museums hospitals surgeons color

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226110295
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226463636.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Domenico Bertoloni Meli, author
Indiana University, Bloomington