Mar
7
Thu 12:00 PM

The Emergence of the Visual Representation of Disease - Domenico Bertoloni Meli - MHB Lectures

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When: Thursday, March 7, 2013
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  
Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center of Northwestern University, Searle Seminar Rm, 1st Floor
303 E. Superior  
Chicago, IL 60611 map it
Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Contact: Bryan Morrison   13125031927  
Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures
Category: Academic
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Domenico Bertoloni Meli, PhD
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
Indiana Univ. Bloomington

Who was the Vesalius of Pathology?: Reflections on the Emergence of the Visual Representation of Disease

My talk addresses the emergence and development of the visual representation of diseased states from the early modern period (17th century) to the early 19th century. I am especially interested in which body parts were represented at different times, the nature of the specimens (whether dry, wet, or fresh), and the techniques of representation adopted, notably the transition from black and white images to color.

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The Special Topics in Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lectures run weekly on Thursdays at noon, addressing diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Speakers are MH&B faculty or special guests we've invited to present. All lectures run from noon to 12:45pm in the Searle Seminar Room in the Lurie building. All are welcome. Please feel free to bring a lunch.