Seeing diseases: visual sources and the meaning of history
NLM historical lecture
Gilman, Sander L.
National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
Bethesda, Md. : National Library of Medicine, 1990
Medicine in Art
Mental Disorders -- history
Disease -- psychology
See catalog record: 100961750
During this lecture on "images as cultural history," Dr. Sander Gilman traces the changes in visual representations of persons who are diseased from the eighteenth century through the twentieth century. He focuses on the imagery of psychiatric illness using an array of paintings, lithographs, drawings, and illustrations. Beginning with Hogarth's "The rake's progress" (18th century) and concluding with images representing persons with AIDS, Dr. Gilman provides provocative reasons for using images to study changes in perceptions of health and disease over time.
Credits: Sander Gilman.