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HIST 2431 Leeches to Lasers: Medicine and Health in the United States (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course surveys key moments in the history of American medicine, from pre-contact indigenous medical systems through debates over Obamacare. We study the rise of institutional and professional structures in response to health needs and disease. We also examine cultural responses to epidemics, illness, and changing norms of well-being in American history. Our work and discussions will help participants read and evaluate diverse sources, construct solid arguments, and write effectively. Students intending to enter the health professions and science majors are welcome

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Conevery Valencius

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17