The nineteenth century saw a complete transformation of the practice and reputation of surgery. This book follows its increasingly optimistic evolution, drawing from the examples of surgical textbooks with a focus on the extraordinary visual materials of the mid-nineteenth century.
The selfie adopted the machine-made aesthetic of postmodernism and then adapted it for the worldwide Internet audience. It is both online and in our real-world interactions with technology that we experience today's new visual culture. Our bodies are now in the network and in the world at the same time. Nicholas Mirzoeff