2017-2018 Catalog

HIST 274 Medicine and Disease in Western Society

A study of three aspects of the history of medicine: theory and practice from ancient times to the present; great doctors and healers, both male and female, examined in their social contexts; the effects of epidemics, such as the Black Death on the course of Western civilization. We will end with some historically-based speculations about the medical future.


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • Pre-1800