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DIFFERENT TRUTHS: ETHNOMEDICINE IN EARLY POSTCARDS. Peter A.G.M. De Smet. Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, 2009. Published 2010. Published by KIT Publishers, Amsterdam. 216 pp. with 278 col. ills. 30 x 24 cm. ISBN 9789460220173 In English.
Accompanying an exhibition titled "Greetings from...: Maladies and Cures on Historical Postcards" and drawn from the author's extensive collection of late 19th- and early 20th-century postcards relating to medical themes -- the images chiefly photographs of non-Western and colonial healers and their afflicted patients -- this volume explores the treatments depicted, the cultural and historical contexts in which the images were produced, and the interdisciplinary significance of the postcards for contemporary scholars.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — 1800-1900, 1900-1945 — Photography
Plans: 73,69
Worldwide Number: 072600
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