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HIST 042: The Body in Health and Disease - An Introduction to the History of Medicine

Units: 4

Overview of the history of western medicine from antiquity to the present. Covered topics include: the changing doctor-patient relationship; epidemics and public health; the rise of anatomy; the professionalization of doctors and surgeons; the medicalization of the body; hospitals and technology; race and gender; the social meanings of disease.

Course Details
Repeatable for Credit: No
Discussion included
Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

GE Requirements
  • Approaches to Knowledge: Arts and Humanities
  • Badge: Literary and Textual Analysis
  • Badge: Societies and Cultures of the Past

Requisites and Restrictions
Instructor Permission Required: No

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