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Contents List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction: Medicine, Health, and Bodies in American Film and Television Leslie J. Reagan, Nancy Tomes, and Paula A. Treichler Part 1: An Emerging Genre 1 More than Illustrations: Early Twentieth-Century Health Films as Contributors to the Histories of Medicine and of Motion Pictures Martin S. Pernick 2 Celebrity Diseases Nancy Tomes Part 2: Educational Entertainment, Entertaining Education 3 Syphilis at the Cinema: Medicine and Morals in VD films of the U.S. Public Health Service in World War II John Parascandola 4 Medicine, Popular Culture, and the Power of Narrative: The HIV/AIDS Storyline on General Hospital Paula A. Treichler 5 Mandy (1952): On Voice and Listening in the (Deaf) Maternal Melodrama Lisa Cartwright 6 Projecting Breast Cancer: Self-Examination Films and the Making of a New Cultural Practice Leslie J. Reagan Part 3: Defining Authenticity, Exercising Authority 7 American Medicine and the Politics of Filmmaking: Sister Kenny (RKO, 1946) Naomi Rogers 8 Passing or Passive: Postwar Hollywood Images of Black Physicians Vanessa Northington Gamble 9 From Expert in Action to Existential Angst: A Half-Century of Television Doctors Joseph Turow and Rachel Gans-Boriskin 10 Hollywood and Human Experimentation: Representing Medical Research in Popular Film Susan E. Lederer 11 Technicolor Technoscience: Rescripting the Future Valerie Hartouni Suggestions for Further Reading List of Contributors Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Medical personnel in motion pictures.
Medical personnel on television.
Medicine in motion pictures.
Medicine on television.
Motion pictures -- United States.
Television programs -- United States.