History | Medicine and War
W300 | 3079 | Carmichael

A portion of the above section reserved for majors
Above section open to undergraduates only

This course will focus on the modern era and on the general aspects
of survival and injury management in war. The modern military era
begins with great citizen armies of the American and French
Revolution, and especially because the civilian populations become
targets and agents in waging war.  We will explore underlying
principles of simple surgical problems and environmental aspects of
soldiering. We will also look at infectious diseases, malnutrition
and starvation, civilian and military exposures to weapons of mass
destruction, and the psychological/psychiatric aspects of modern
war. Graded requirements: two in-class examinations, two short
papers and a final examination.