Kirsten Ostherr

Kirsten Ostherr is the author of 'Medical Visions: Producing the Patient through Film, Television and Imaging Technologies' (Oxford, 2013) and 'Cinematic Prophylaxis: Globalization and Contagion in the Discourse of World Health' (Duke, 2005). She is co-editor of a two-part special issue of 'Reviews in Digital Humanities' called “Race, Health, and Medicine,” editor of 'Applied Media Studies' (Routledge, 2018), and co-editor of 'Science/Animation', a special issue of the journal 'Discourse' (2016). Kirsten is currently writing two books, 'The Visual History of Computational Health' and 'Virtual Health'.

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Learning from the History of Experimental Telehealth

Learning from the History of Experimental Telehealth


The increased demand for distant cures amid heightened concerns about infection in healthcare facilities, coupled with the “great resignation” in medicine since the COVID pandemic, have together created the unfortunate circumstances in which we find the American healthcare system in 2024. This is a moment, like many we have seen before, in which new, unproven […]