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Exhibiting health : public health displays in the progressive era / Jennifer Lisa Koslow.

Author/Creator:
Koslow, Jennifer Lisa, 1970- author.
Publication:
New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2020]
Series:
Critical issues in health and medicine
Critical issues in health and medicine
Format/Description:
Book
vii, 145 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Public health -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Medical subjects:
Exhibitions as Topic.
Health Education -- history.
Public Health -- history.
Communicable Disease Control.
Disease Transmission, Infectious -- prevention & control.
History, 20th Century.
United States.
Summary:
"In the early twentieth century, public health reformers approached the task of ameliorating unsanitary conditions and preventing epidemic diseases with optimism. Using exhibits, they believed they could make systemic issues visual to masses of people. Embedded within these visual displays were messages about individual action. In some cases, this meant changing hygienic practices. In other situations, this meant taking up action to inform public policy. Reformers and officials hoped that exhibits would energize America's populace to invest in protecting the public's health. Health Exhibits is an analysis of the logic of the production and the consumption of this technique for popular public health education between 1900 and 1930. It examines the power and limits of using visual displays to support public health initiatives"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Developing Exhibition as a Tool for Popular Education
The Art of Exhibit Making
Health Trains : An Experiment in Traveling Exhibits
Controversial Exhibits.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781978803268
1978803265
9781978803275
1978803273
9781978803282
9781978803299
9781978803305
OCLC:
1126385741
Publisher Number:
99985050227
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