HIST 3478 Medicine and Health in American History

3 hours, 3 credits

History of medicine and health in North America (1492-present, with emphasis on 1840-present); intersection of medicine and American culture; development of medical ideas and practices in the United States; interplay among individuals, groups (social, governmental, professional) and factors enhancing or undermining health; economic forces shaping the practice of medicine; impact of changing medical ideas on public issues; impact of changing medical ideas on private attitudes; shifting notions of responsibility for ?good health.?



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