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A Knife to the Eye: Practicing Medicine in Nineteenth-Century Art

How did country doctors see themselves in the early nineteenth century? How did their patients and colleagues see them? Dr. Kate Scott of the Indiana Historical Society takes a look at paintings of rural physicians, in particular Ammi Phillips’ shocking Peter Guernsey, the Eye Doctor. We’ll examine the messages doctors created in their endeavor to challenge existing stereotypes and to earn the respect of both rural patients and elite urban practitioners.

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