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A Morning's Work

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A Morning's Work: Medical Photographs from The Burns Archive & Collection 1843-1939, this beautifully produced collection of 127 vintage medical photographs from 1843 to 1939 reveals the dark days of medicine before antiseptic procedures were implemented and offers narrative explanations of the photographs with their cultural significance. Includes medical curiosities, mortuary photographs, images of amputations, surgical procedures, disfigurement, and a wide assortment of congenital and acquired diseases. The title “A Morning's Work" is the title of Civil War Surgeon R.B. Bontecou’s photograph of a pile of amputated limbs.

126 pages | Hardcover | 10.25 x 7.75 inches | ISBN: 0-944092-45 | 1998

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