IHPST Colloquium: Picturing Health and Medicine

blur-babies-300x300On April 17, 2013, I presented on “Shaping the Intersex Body: The Ethical Dimension of Anatomical Illustration” as part of a colloquium at the Institute for the History & Philosophy of Science &Technology at UofT. It was an exciting and thought-provoking program featuring Lucia Dacome (“Blindfolding the Midwives: Modelling Childbirth’s Visual Culture in Eighteenth-Century Italy”), Martina Schlünder (“Picturing the Invisible—Imagining the Unknown: Birthing Machines and the Depiction of Birth Mechanics in Early 20th Century Obstetrical Research”), Erene Stergiopoulos (“A Brain Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Uses of Neuro Rhetoric in 21st Century Advertising”), and keynote speaker Ludmilla Jordanova (“Traces of Life: Reflections on Medical Portraiture”).