Dissecting "Diegelman" (1945): Film, Medicine and the Cinematic Oeuvre of Kurt Goldstein
With regret this talk has been cancelled.
This talk uses as an entry point into the discussion of medical cinema the neurological films of Kurt Goldstein, the psychiatrist/neurologist who, like many of his medical colleagues in the first half of the twentieth century, saw the new technology of motion pictures as potentially capable of totally transforming how medicine was done. In exploring what film meant in particular for neurology, the talk will review the movement of cinema into neurologic contexts and explore both the ‘fitness’ of film for neurologic work and the larger cultural and scientific contexts that helped to make motion pictures medically meaningful in the first place.
4 November 2019, 16:00 (Monday, 4th week, Michaelmas 2019)
History Faculty, George Street OX1 2RL
Dr Caitjan Gainty (King's College London)
Centre for History of Science Medicine and Technology (OCHSMT) Seminars online