In Sickness and in Health: Disease as Metaphor in Art and Popular Wisdom
By: Laurinda S. Dixon (editor)Hardback
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The essays in this collection offer an expansive view of how medical concerns have shaped and continue to shape our lives and destinies through the subtle communicative power of the visual arts and their interpretation in historical context. Each author demonstrates how works of art and the imagery of popular culture both reflect and reinforce the power of medical beliefs to define and to limit human behavior, and how art and medicine work together to communicate social directives in support of a perceived common good.
Laurinda S. Dixon currently holds the William P. Tolley Distinguished Teaching Professorship in the Humanities at Syracuse University.
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