The Resource When illness goes public : celebrity patients and how we look at medicine, Barron H. Lerner

When illness goes public : celebrity patients and how we look at medicine, Barron H. Lerner

Label
When illness goes public : celebrity patients and how we look at medicine
Title
When illness goes public
Title remainder
celebrity patients and how we look at medicine
Statement of responsibility
Barron H. Lerner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Steve McQueen had cancer and was keeping it secret. Then the media found out, and soon all of America knew. McQueen's high profile changed forever the way the public perceived a dreaded disease. Public health physician Barron H. Lerner describes the evolution of celebrities' illnesses from private matters to stories of great public interest. Famous people who have become symbols of illness include Lou Gehrig, the first "celebrity patient," and Arthur Ashe, who courageously went public with his AIDS diagnosis before the media could reveal his secret. And then there are private citizens like Barney Clark, the first recipient of a permanent artificial heart. While celebrity illnesses have helped to inform patients about treatment options, ethical controversies, and scientific proof, the stories surrounding these illnesses have also assumed mythical characteristics. This exploration of the intersection of science, journalism, fame, and legend is a groundbreaking contribution to our understanding of health and illness.--From publisher description
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lerner, Barron H
Dewey number
610.92/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
R703
LC item number
.L47 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2006 O-060
  • WZ 313
NLM item number
L616w 2006
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Celebrities
  • Celebrities
  • Medicine
  • Famous Persons
  • Chronic Disease
  • Mass Media
  • Public Opinion
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Label
When illness goes public : celebrity patients and how we look at medicine, Barron H. Lerner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The first modern patient : the public death of Lou Gehrig -- Crazy or just high-strung? : Jimmy Piersall's mental illness -- Picturing illness : Margaret Bourke-White publicizes Parkinson's disease -- Politician as patient : John Foster Dulles battles cancer -- No stone unturned : the fight to save Brian Piccolo's life -- Persistent patient : Morris Abram as experimental subject -- Unconventional healing : Steve Mcqueen's Mexican journey -- Medicine's blind spots : the delayed diagnosis of Rita Hayworth -- Hero or victim? : Barney Clark and the technological imperative -- "You murdered my daughter" : Libby Zion and the reform of medical education -- Patient activism goes Hollywood : how America fought AIDS -- The last angry man and woman : Lorenzo Odone's parents fight the medical establishment
Control code
ocm64084754
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 334 pages
Isbn
9780801884627
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006005258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780801884627
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)64084754
Label
When illness goes public : celebrity patients and how we look at medicine, Barron H. Lerner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The first modern patient : the public death of Lou Gehrig -- Crazy or just high-strung? : Jimmy Piersall's mental illness -- Picturing illness : Margaret Bourke-White publicizes Parkinson's disease -- Politician as patient : John Foster Dulles battles cancer -- No stone unturned : the fight to save Brian Piccolo's life -- Persistent patient : Morris Abram as experimental subject -- Unconventional healing : Steve Mcqueen's Mexican journey -- Medicine's blind spots : the delayed diagnosis of Rita Hayworth -- Hero or victim? : Barney Clark and the technological imperative -- "You murdered my daughter" : Libby Zion and the reform of medical education -- Patient activism goes Hollywood : how America fought AIDS -- The last angry man and woman : Lorenzo Odone's parents fight the medical establishment
Control code
ocm64084754
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 334 pages
Isbn
9780801884627
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006005258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780801884627
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)64084754

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