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The Picture of Health: Images of Medicine and Pharmacy from the William H. Helfand Collection

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Commentaries by Helfand William H..  essays by Boyer Patricia Eckert, Wechsler Judith, Rickards Maurice. . 144 pages. Philadelphia: : Philadelphia Museum of Art; (P.O. Box 7646, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19101-7646); 1991..

Ann Intern Med. 1992;117(3):271-272. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-117-3-271_4
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The catalog of an exhibition held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 21 September to 1 December 1991 with the sponsorship of Merck & Company. A wide-ranging collection of posters, popular prints, trade cards, music covers, and advertisements satirizing, caricaturing, or otherwise illustrating the medical profession, attitudes toward it, folk beliefs, remedies, and pharmaceutical practices in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Heavily illustrated in color. Each illustration is accompanied by the expected catalog information (such as type of print and dimensions) and an explanatory and interpretive


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