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"Knowing yourself!" - Visual Health Education with Objects of Knowledge from the German Hygiene Museum Dresden in the 20th Century

In the 20th century, the appeal to "knowing yourself" is no longer restricted to self-knowledge as a result of introspection, but primarily focuses on knowing the human body and maintaining its health. The project investigates the genesis of this new self-understanding of the human body and how it gradually became established. The development, displaying, and dissemination of scientific views on the body will be studied by the use of material centered around the German Hygiene Museum in Dresden.

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