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Photography in the Great War:, The Ethics of Emerging Medical Collections from the Great War, Jason Bate

"This book draws on a rich set of materials to examine postwar experiences of ex-servicemen who were facially-disfigured during the First World War. Weaving together medical, institutional and family photographic albums under a social history framework, Jason Bate underscores overlooked aspects of these men's continued hardships after returning home from the front. In particular, a focus is on the private sphere of the family and the complicated world of employment that disfigured veterans navigated on their return. Little attention has hitherto been paid to the aftercare of disfigured veterans once discharged from the army, or the long-term impact on individuals, and the sense of burden felt by families and local communities. In addressing this neglected area, the chapters here illuminate different uses of photography by doctors, nurses, press agencies, and families across the generations to challenge our perceptions of the personal traumas of soldiers and civilians."--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Introduction -- 1. Photography as a research-enabling technology in facial reconstruction during the First World War -- 2. Facilitating exchanges: photography as a link between dentistry and surgery in Britain, 1907-1925 -- 3. The use of photography for charitable fundraising -- 4. Breaching censorship: patient and nurse photographers -- 5. Photographing home: family albums of care and support -- 6. Approaching the patient photograph as a family artefact -- Conclusion
Literary Form
non fiction
First edition.
Physical Description
1 online resource (241 pages)
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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