Journal of Medical Humanities 31 (1):11-26 (2010)

Visuality is a concept used to study vision as an historically and culturally specific activity. Curriculum in the medical humanities could address visuality by stressing how different kinds of practitioners and peoples learn how to see. This paper introduces the visual training promoted by the discipline of art history, analysing early modern French medical images of the unborn as a case study. The goal is to encourage medical practitioners to reflect on their own visual skills, comparing and contrasting them with the visual methodologies of art history
Keywords Visuality  Vision  Medical humanities  Curriculum  Art history  Early modern France  Unborn  Fetus  Midwifery
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DOI 10.1007/s10912-009-9099-z
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