|Join Professor Bert Hansen as he discusses popular, late nineteenth century images of American medicine that he has donated to Yale’s Cushing/Whitney Medical Library. In this presentation, Professor Hansen shows us what medicine looked like and how it was experienced by the public at that time.
Professor Hansen’s images use medicine to satirize the politics of the day, often showing politicians, political parties or mascots as sickly and in need of care. These illustrations depict the changing character of medicine and how it was interpreted by journalists, cartoonists, and the reading public in the late nineteenth century.
Dr. Hansen’s presentation, using images he has collected over decades, and which are now part of The Bert Hansen Collection at Yale’s Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, reveals the transformation of medicine and its evolving public reception through lively and fascinating mass media cartoons and illustrations.