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    Acknowledgements vii
   
PART I. The Setting
 
  1
Medicine in the Public Eye, Then and Now
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  2 Before There Were Medical Breakthroughs: Diseases and Doctors in the Pictorial Press, 1860-1890 11
   
PART II . A New Regime of Medical Progress
  3 How Medicine Became Hot News, 1885 45
  4 Popular Enthusiasm for Laboratory Discoveries, 1885-1895 75
  5 Creating an Institutional Base for Medical Research, 1890-1920 101
   
PART III. Medical History for the Public, 1925-1950
 
  6 The Mass Media Make Medical History Popular 125
  7 “And now, a word from our sponsor”: Making Medical History Commercial 154
  8 Popular Medical History in Children’s Comic Books of the 1940s 171
   
PART IV . The Modern Imagery of Medical Progress
 
  9 Life Looks at Medicine: Magazine Photography and the American Public 207
  10 The Meaning of an Era 256
    Appendix: Radio Dramas of Medical History in Cavalcade of America 269
  Notes 271
  Index 329

Picturing Medical Progress from Pasteur to Polio: A History of Mass Media Images and Popular Attitudes by Bert Hansen is published by Rutgers University Press.

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