Cultural sutures : medicine and media / edited by Lester D. Friedman

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Subjects: Health in mass media
Social medicine
Television in health education
Journalism, Medical
Mass media
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2004
LC Classification: R, RA
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments
Introduction : through the looking glass : medical culture and the media / Lester D. Friedman 1
The pharmaceutical gaze : psychiatry, scopophilia, and psychotropic medication advertising, 1964-1985 / Jonathan M. Metzl 15
Taken to extremes : newspapers and Kevorkian's televised euthanasia incident / Arthur L. Caplan, Joseph Turow 36
Stop the presses : journalistic treatment of mental illness / Otto F. Wahl 55
The nurse-saver and the TV hostess : advertising hospital television, 1950-1970 / Joy V. Fuqua 73
Exorcising "men in white" on television : an exercise in cultural power / Kelly A. Cole 93
Drive-by medicine : managed care ads on billboards / Norbert Goldfield 109
Frankenflicks : medical monsters in classic horror films / Stephanie Brown Clark 129
Big boys do cry : empathy in The doctor / Lucy Fischer 149
Institutional impediments : medical bureaucracies in the movies / Marilyn Chandler McEntyre 166
Images and healers : a visual history of scientific medicine / Marc R. Cohen, Audrey Shafer 197
From City hospital to ER : the evolution of the television physician / Gregg Vandekieft 215
The fat detective : obesity and disability / Sander L. Gilman 234
Dissecting the doctor shows : a content analysis of ER and Chicago hope / Gregory Makoul, Limor Peer 244
Reproductive freedom, revisionist history, restricted cinema : the strange case of Margaret Sanger and Birth control / Martin F. Norden 263
Continence of the continent : the ideology of disease and hygiene in World War II training films / Christie Milliken 280
"Invisible invaders" : the global body in public health films / Kirsten Ostherr 299
The medium is the message : documenting the story of Dax Cowart / Therese Jones 315
Technologies transforming health care : X rays, computers, and the internet / Joel D. Howell 333
The shape of things to come : surgery in the age of medialization / Timothy Lenoir 351
Medicine.com : the internet and the patient-physician relationship / Faith McLellan 373
Virtual disability : on the internet, nobody knows you're not a sick puppy / Tod Chambers 386
Works cited 399
Contributors 423
Index 429
Additional Authors: Friedman, Lester D
Notes: LCCN: 2003024988
ISBN: 0822332566 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0822332949 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [399]-422) and index
Contents: Introduction: through the looking glass: medical culture and the media / Lester D. Friedman -- The pharmaceutical gaze: psychiatry, scopophilia, and psychotropic medication advertising, 1964-1985 / Jonathan M. Metzl -- Taken to extremes: newspapers and Kevorkian's televised euthanasia incident / Arthur L. Caplan and Joseph Turow -- Stop the presses: journalistic treatment of mental illness / Otto F. Wahl -- The nurse-saver and the TV hostess: advertising hospital television, 1950-1970 / Joy V. Fuqua -- Exorcising "men in white" on television: an exercise in cultural power / Kelly A. Cole -- Drive-by medicine: managed care ads on billboards / Norbert Goldfield -- Frankenflicks: medical monsters in classic horror films / Stephanie Brown Clark -- Big boys do cry: empathy in The doctor / Lucy Fischer -- Institutional impediments: medical bureaucracies in the movies / Marilyn Chandler McEntyre -- Images and healers: a visual history of scientific medicine / Marc R. Cohen and Audrey Shafer -- From City hospital to ER: the evolution of the television physician / Gregg VandeKieft --
Contents: The fat detective: obesity and disability / Sander L. Gilman -- Dissecting the doctor shows: a content analysis of ER and Chicago hope / Gregory Makoul and Limor Peer -- Reproductive freedom, revisionist history, restricted cinema: the strange case of Margaret Sanger and Birth control / Martin F. Norden -- Continence of the continent: the ideology of disease and hygiene in World War II training films / Christie Milliken -- "Invisible invaders": the global body in public health films / Kirsten Ostherr -- The medium is the message: documenting the story of Dax Cowart / Therese Jones -- Technologies transforming health care: X rays, computers, and the Internet / Joel D. Howell -- The shape of things to come: surgery in the age of medialization / Timothy Lenoir -- Medicine.com: the Internet and the patient-physician relationship / Faith McLellan -- Virtual disability: on the Internet, nobody knows you're not a sick puppy / Tod Chambers
Physical Description: xi, 452 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
OCLC Number: 53476863
ISBN/ISSN: 0822332566
0822332949

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