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Ott, Katherine

Fellowship Advisor National Museum of American History staff

History of the body, disability, ethnic and folk medicine, integrative and alternative medicine, ophthalmology, plastic surgery, dermatology, medical technology, prosthetics and rehabilitation, sexuality; visual and material culture, ephemera.

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Education And Training

Awards And Honors

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Publications

Selected Publications

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    • Ott, Katherine. 2016. "The Iron Lung in History and Cultural Memory." In Engaging Smithsonian Objects through Science, History, and the Arts. Arnoldi, Mary Jo, editor. 195–205. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. 2016
    • Ott, Katherine. 2015. "Prosthetics." In Keywords for Disability Studies. Adams, Rachel, Reiss, Benjamin, and Serlin, David, editors. 140–143. New York: New York University Press. 2015
    • Ott, Katherine. 2013. "Using Science to Parse the Body: Some Artful Methods for Learning Medicine." In Analyzing Art and Aesthetics. Goodyear, Anne Collins and Weitekamp, Margaret A., editors. 2–16. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. 2013
    • Ott, Katherine. 2010. "Collective Bodies: What Museums do for Disability Studies." In Re-Presenting Disability: Activism and Agency in the Museum. Sandell, Richard, Dodd, Jocelyn, and Garland-Thomson, Rosemarie, editors. 269–279. New York: Routledge. 2010

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