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HIST 30626 - Medicine and Public Health in American History, Fall 2007

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Author: Chris Hamlin
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free educational resources for the course "Medicine and Public Health in American History" in the History Department. This course offers an introduction to differing conceptions of disease, health, and healing throughout American history, the changing role and image of medicine and medical professionals in American life, and the changing social and cultural meanings and entanglements of medical science and practice throughout American history.
Medicine Bottle

Medicine and Public Health in American History

Professor Chris Hamlin, Ph.D.

Department of History
University of Notre Dame

Course Structure:
75 minute classes - two times a week

The Medicine Bottle. Photo credit: Lewis Wickes Hines (ca. 1912), from the records of the National Child Labor Committee (U.S.)

Course Description

This course offers an introduction to differing conceptions of disease, health, and healing throughout American history, the changing role and image of medicine and medical professionals in American life, and the changing social and cultural meanings and entanglements of medical science and practice throughout American history.

This course was also cross-listed as AMST 30372, HESB 30435, HPS 93753, and STV 30126.

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