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Medicine and Society, 1800-Present

HIST 340 - Medicine and Society, 1800-Present (Formerly HIST 346)

This course explores experiences of medicine and health in the modern Western world, concentrating on the period from about 1800 to the present. Topics to be discussed include the social roles of different medical practitioners, women in medicine, medical experimentation, epidemics, tensions between public health and civil liberties, and depictions of medicine and disability in popular media.

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September 3 - December 6, 2019


Take this course as a non-credit Public Access Course:
$155.00
Take this course for credit as a visiting or unclassified student:

$1266.00

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