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Author Koslow, Jennifer Lisa, 1970- author.

Title Exhibiting health : public health displays in the progressive era / Jennifer Lisa Koslow
Published New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2020]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Critical issues in health and medicine
Critical issues in health and medicine.
Contents Developing Exhibition as a Tool for Popular Education -- The Art of Exhibit Making -- Health Trains : An Experiment in Traveling Exhibits -- Controversial Exhibits
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 23, 2020)
Subject Exhibitions as Topic.
Health Education -- history.
Communicable Disease Control.
Disease Transmission, Infectious -- prevention & control.
History, 20th Century.
Public Health -- history.
Communicable diseases -- United States -- Exhibitions -- History -- 20th century
Health education -- United States -- Exhibitions -- History -- 20th century
Public health -- United States -- Exhibitions -- History -- 20th century
MEDICAL -- General.
United States.
United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1978803281