Cuerpos patológicos. Fotografía y medicina en el siglo XIX

Date

2017

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Alcores

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Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

This article examines different approaches to nineteenth-century medical photography. It argues that we should go beyond the visual analysis to examine the material conditions in which photographs were taken and reproduced. It does so taking as a case study two illustrated journals: Iconographie photographique de la Salpêtrière (1875-1880) y Nouvelle iconographie de la Salpêtrière (1888-1918). An exhaustive analysis demonstrates that the different photographic practices materialised in each publication constructed visually and medically the hysterical body in a different way.

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medical photography, hysteria, Salpetriere, history of the body, photographic practices

Citation

Pichel, B. (2017) Cuerpos patológicos. Fotografía y medicina en el siglo XIX

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Institute of History
Institute of Art and Design