History | History of Ancient Medicine
C380 | 2655 | Demand

TR 9:30A-10:45 ABH317

A portion of the above section reserved for majors. Above section meets
with HIST C580

C380 is a history of ancient medicine, from its beginnings in Mesopotamia
to Galen in the 2nd century A.D., and including ancient Chinese and Indian
medicine.  The approach of the course is to understand medicine within its
cultural context rather than to judge it in terms of modern biomedicine -
- to investigate different conceptions of illness and healing and how the
various ancient cultures constructed illnesses.  No previous knowledge of
ancient history or medicine is expected.  Three paperbacks, course packet.
Two midterms and final.