Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
Stanley Burns, an ophthalmic surgeon practicing in New York City, has
made significant contributions to the history of medicine and the history
of photography. In Sleeping Beauty II: Grief, Bereavement
and the Family in Memorial Photography: American and European Traditions,
Dr Burns continues his exploration of postmortem photography.
Sleeping Beauty II is a supplement to Burns'
earlier Sleeping Beauty: Memorial Photography in America.1Sleeping Beauty contained a treasure of historical medical information and was highly
recommended for the medical profession. Sleeping Beauty
II is a very important contribution to the history of photography but
may be less relevant to the history of medicine; nevertheless, it has much
that will interest the medical community.
Peschel RE. Memorial Photography. JAMA. 2003;289(22):3013-3014. doi:10.1001/jama.289.22.3013