Annotated Bibliography 1


The panel for Mitchell David Mucha is a very simple panel with two items and letters of the Dr. Mucha,s name and year of birth to death on it. it consists of two specific item which were used in the medical field, a stethoscope and a doctor’s bag. The panel is a pinkish/peach color with white lettering on it. I asked myself why is this panel so simple? Was this doctor aware of the Aids/Hiv epidemic? Did he believe that Aids were infectious until he got it himself?

I wanted to know more about this  person and his accomplishments as a doctor. And more about the creator. I found out the creator of this panel Kenny Sacha, was involved in many Aids benefits and was a comedian, impressionist and an actor. Which makes more sense as to why it’s so simple he probably didn’t have enough time to gather the things he needed or even provide more information about Dr. Mucha.  In the bibliography section you will find information I used to research the items on the panel as well as information on the creator of the panel.

Markel, Howard. “A Curious Inspiration for the First Stethoscope” PBS News Hour, 2013.

The author of this article Dr. Howard Markel, director of the Center for the History of Medicine and the George E. Wantz Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan. A photograph on the article clearly describes Dr. Howard Markel’s intentions “In a monthly column for PBS NewsHour, Dr. Howard Markel revisits moments that changed the course of modern medicine, like the invention of the stethoscope”. The articles only offers a one type of secondary resources which is images, But he does have metadata such as dates, and places. The purpose of this article is to help inform people on the history of stethoscopes, how the idea first started and changed. The people this article was intended for was those who research the history of medical equipment. People that would find this article useful I would say to be historians, inventors, even those in the medical field could find some use to the history of how stethoscopes were invented.

This is useful for my panel because it helps us have a better understanding of what might have been in his Dr. Mucha’s bag when he went to visited patients or even when he just at the medical center. I know this would have been useful for those who don’t know the original intention of this equipment.

Dammery, David “A historical account of the doctor’s bag” Australian Family Physician, 2016

It states on the website about Mr Dammery and his qualifications “David Dammery MA, MMed, BS, GradDipA (Public History), GradDipVen, GradCert Addiction Studies, FRACGP, part-time General Practitioner and historian, Honorary Archivist for Victoria and Curator of the RACGP collection, East Malvern, Vic”. The article offers images, and a table showing the difference of the change of content in the doctor’s bag. In the article Mr. Dammery stated that the objective of the article is The objective of the article is to outline the history of the medical bag and its contents, from early times to the present day, by using library research methodology”. The intended audience would be historians, that research the history of medical equipment. People that might find this article interesting would include historians, inventors, and those in the medical field. Archivists too if they had an original version of this bag.

This is useful for my panel because it helps to learn more about the stethoscope that was used back in the day before modern times. I knew this could be useful for people that dint know it’s original intention or what it was liked before. Understanding the concept of medical equipment during this time is very important.

Caldwell, Ellen, et al. “The Quality of Patient-Doctor Communication about… : AIDS.” LWW, 9 Sept. 1998.

Written by Caldwell, Ellen; Greenlee, Heather from the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Curtisa is also from this division as well. Collier, Ann C. from  the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine. Curtisa, J. Randall; Patrick, Donald L. from the Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA. The article offers data on percentage reports of clinicians communicating with patients. The authors mention that their objective is to “ To assess prevalence and quality of end-of-life communication between persons with advanced AIDS and their clinicians and to identify patient and clinician characteristics associated with this communication”. The article was intended for historians and those in the medical field, since it discussing about how communication could improve the quality of care for Aids/HIV patients. People that might find this article interesting include historians, researchers, people in the medical and students who want to know about the Aids/HIV epidemic and how people were treated during care.

I would believe that this could be useful because the panel this was intended for was a doctor during the Aids/HIV times so we don’t know how well he treated his patients or if he was good at communicating with them and trying to understand them. I originally thought that this may be useful to understand how patients and doctors interacted during this time and how it could have affected them.

King M. B.. “AIDS and the general practitioner: views of patients with HIV infection and AIDS” 

Written by M.B. King from Institute of Psychiatry in Denmark Hill, London. This article offers perspective from people they have interviewed. It also offers metadata such as a place, London. The purpose of this article was to understand how patients felt about their care from general practitioner and their views. The intended audience would be the those in the medical field so they can understand that the way they treat their patients really affects how they feel and cope. People that would find this article interesting would be researchers, historians, and people in the medical field such as general practitioners.

I believe that this would be useful because it would help us understand how patients felt about doctors during this time. And we could assess whether or not Dr. Mucha was able to understand how they felt or not. I originally wasn’t sure if this would help or not and I’m still not sure but it could do go either ways.

YesterGayTV. “KennySacha.” YouTube, 5 July 2013.

Made by the account YesterGayTV in their About section it states that “Lifestyle Update, a West Hollywood based public affairs program which examined a wide range of LGBT issues. In programs from 1986-1990, health, science and sociopolitical concerns relevant to the emerging AIDS crisis are extensively explored”. The article only offers images as a resource since it is a video, the images come from Kenny Sacha himself from his childhood.  The purpose of this video was to give you an idea and understanding of Kenny Sacha, who performed at many Aids fundraisers, helped others who needed it as well as made people laugh. The creator wants people to understand how much of a difference people like Mr. Sacha have made to society. People who would watch this video are those who want to understand the Aids/HIV epidemic, researchers, and comedians. People would find this information useless would be researchers, historians and comedians Mr. Sacha as popular so he could have fans that want to know more about him.

This video is not that useful for my panel because it does give information about the panel maker but Kenny Sacha has his own panel therefore it would be more suited if I was doing research on his panel. I also thought this could be useful since he was the panel maker, and he left no other info about Dr. Mucha.

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