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Infant face and throat replicas are used in research laboratories to compare the effectiveness of different valved holding chamber and face mask designs. The use of soft face models is thought to provide a better representation of mask dead volume and face mask seal than hard face models....
From Intersex to Disorders of Sex Development: A Foucauldian Analysis of the Science, Ethics and Politics of the Medical Production of Cisgendered LivesDownload
This dissertation takes up the revised treatment model for intersex conditions introduced in 2006, which controversially reclassified them as Disorders of Sex Development (DSDs). It provides a critical Foucauldian analysis of the science, ethics, and politics underwriting medical efforts that aim...
Imag(in)ing the cancerous body: representations of cancer in medical discourse and contemporary visual artDownload
This thesis examines representations of cancer in contemporary art, with a particular focus on unruly, un-idealized bodies at risk. In bringing together the discourses of art history and medicine, its aim is to engage conventions of visualizing cancer, and more importantly, to highlight the ways...
This dissertation examines the ways in which the living body dissolves or disintegrates in early modern literature. I juxtapose surgical narratives with dramatic and literary texts in order to better understand the cultural significance of living bodies suffering afflictions that cause them to...