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HIST 5492 Senior Colloquium: Health and Disease in United States' History (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course is intended to introduce history majors to the main currents and historiographic debates in the history of medicine. While it acknowledges the biological reality of health and disease, the course is interested in examining the social dimensions of these categories and how they have been understood and experienced by medical practitioners, sufferers and their communities, public health authorities, and the state. As such, this course will explore how health, disease, and medicine have historically been sites of conflict and struggle as much as arenas of collaboration and altruism.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Martin Summers

Prerequisites: Senior History Major Standing.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17