Mieneke M.G. te Hennepe
Winner Dissertation Prize 2008
Depicting Skin. Visual culture in nineteenth-century medicine
Supervisors: Prof. dr R. Zwijnenberg, Dr J.C.M. Wachelder
Nomination: Faculty of Arts, Universiteit Maastricht
Report by the selection committee
The book on imaging the skin shows how illustrations play a role in acquiring and popularising medical knowledge. The author moves within an extensive network of interrelated disciplines. Pictures of the skin found their way into popular culture and produced other effects as well.