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AMST 878 01 (12206) /HSHM701/HIST930
Problems in the History of Medicine and Public Health
John Warner
W 1.30-3.20 SHM FULTON
Fall 2016 
 
An examination of the variety of approaches to the cultural, social, and intellectual history of medicine, focusing on the United States. Reading and discussion of the recent scholarly literature on medical cultures, public health, and illness experiences from the early national period through the present. Topics include the role of gender, class, ethnicity, race, religion, and region in the experience of health care and sickness and in the construction of medical knowledge; the interplay between lay and professional understandings of the body; the role of the marketplace in shaping professional identities and patient expectations; citizenship, nationalism, and imperialism; and the visual cultures of medicine.