Categorize Changing Visual Culture of Medical Journals, 1865-1875

Help categorize images that appeared in the New York Medical Journal from 1865-1875!

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WHAT & WHY

Medical privacy first became an issue in the 1890s when patients started to bring legal action against their physicians for publishing photographs with identifying information. This project is an attempt to see when physicians started to use patient portraits in medical journals and subsequently conceal patients' identities in medical journals.

HOW

There are thousands of pages of the New York Medical Journal that would be impossible for one person to comb through. By participating in this project you are helping move forward a medical history project.

WHO

Heidi Knoblauch is Digital Projects Coordinator at Bard College and faculty in the Historical Studies Department. She specializes in the history of privacy and clinical photography.

KEEP TRACK

Follow @heidiknoblauch to keep track of the progress on this project!