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Health and Medicine on Display: International Expositions in the United States, 1876-1904

Julie K. Brown


International expositions, with their massive assembling of exhibits and audiences, were the media events of their time. In transmitting a new culture of visibility that merged information, entertainment, and commerce, they provided a unique opportunity for the public to become aware of various social and technological advances. This book offers an examination of how international expositions, through their exhibits and infrastructures, sought to demonstrate innovations in applied health and medical practice. It investigates not only how exhibits translated health and medical information into ... More

Keywords: international expositions, exhibits, audiences, media events, culture of visibility, entertainment, commerce, technological advances, applied health, medical practice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780262026574
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262026574.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julie K. Brown, author