HIS423H1: Social History of Medicine in the 19th& 20th Centuries (formerly HIS423Y1)

Hours: 
24S

Introduces students to current issues in the social history of medicine and some of the major developments in the modern history of the discipline. The format is class discussion based on themes covered in the course textbook, covering such topics as the history of the doctor-patient relationship, changes in physicians' social status, changing attitudes toward the body, and the evolution of various medical and surgical specialites including obstetrics and gynecology. (Joint undergraduate-graduate).

Prerequisite: 

A minimum of one course in HIS/PSY/SOC

Exclusion: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)