Jan 19, 2020  
2019-2020 Augusta University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Augusta University Catalog

HIST 6600 - Early Medical History (3 Credit Hours)



This course investigates the premodern history of medical practice and understanding of the human body and disease. The readings begin with some grounding in early Homo Sapiens and proceed chronologically for the most part to the end of the sixteenth century. The course will look generally at the global and cultural exchange of ideas about the body and disease, differing views on the body and health, rationalities behind various methods of healing, practitioners of medicine, the role of faith and superstition, law and regulation surrounding the practice of medicine and distribution of drugs, and treatment (including prosthetics) of disabilities and the disabled.


Other Contact Hours: 3

Grade Mode: Normal, Audit
Repeat Status: No
Level Restrictions: Graduate
Schedule Type: Lecture, Independent Study, Asynchronous Instruction


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