Health and Disease
General Catalog Course Title:
Health and Disease
Terms Offered:
Spring 2014
Spring 2013
Spring 2010
This course introduces major themes in the history of medicine through the lens of disease. It focuses on two questions: How have people defined well-being? How have they responded to illness? Themes considered include changing theories of disease causality, the development of international public health policy, social understandings of the body, and the growth of the pharmaceutical industry. Disease case studies will be analyzed through readings and films.
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