|Appears in Collections:||History and Politics Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Drawing Damaged Bodies: British Medical Art in the Early Twentieth Century|
|Keywords:||First World War|
|Citation:||Alberti S (2018) Drawing Damaged Bodies: British Medical Art in the Early Twentieth Century. Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 92 (3), pp. 439-473. https://doi.org/10.1353/bhm.2018.0055.|
|Abstract:||Historians are acutely aware of the role of art in medicine. Elaborate early modern works catch our eye; technical innovations attract analysis. This paper beats a different path by examining three little-known artists in early twentieth-century Britain who deployed what may seem like an outdated method: drawing. Locating the function of pencil and ink illustrations across a range of sites, we take a journey from the exterior of the living patient via invasive surgical operations to the bodily interior. We see the enduring importance of delineation against a backdrop of the mechanization of conflict and of imaging.|
|Rights:||Copyright © 2018 The Johns Hopkins University Press. This article first appeared in Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Volume 92, Issue 3, Autumn, 2018, pages 439-473.|
|2065 Drawing Damaged Bodies.pdf||Fulltext - Accepted Version||1.21 MB||Adobe PDF||View/Open|
This item is protected by original copyright
Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.
If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact email@example.com providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.