This course will follow the transformation of medicine from the art of healing to the science of disease. What kind of science has medicine become? How has the professionalization of medical practice and the commercialization of medical science altered our experience of being a patient and our understanding of health and illness? These questions will guide our exploration of both historical documents and analytical pieces from the vast scholarship on the social studies of medicine. Though much of the focus will be on the American context, a thorough exploration of these issues, particularly in the 20th century, will require us to venture far beyond our national borders.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (SISP)(SISP-ScieDblMjr)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
John Harley Warner and Janet A. Tighe, eds. MAJOR PROBLEMS IN THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH, (New York: Houghton Mifflin Company), 2006.
Extensive reserve reading.
|Examination and Assignments: |
a midterm, a paper and a final
|Instructor(s): Geltzer,Anna Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: ALLB103; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 30||SR major: 5||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 4||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 7||FR: 0|