Health and Disease in America

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2016

• Teaching Award. Course description: This course explores major historical developments in medicine and public health policy in the United States, from the early modern period to the present.  Major themes of the course will cover the social and cultural impact of epidemic disease, the creation and evolution of healthcare institutions, the rise of the medical profession, the place of race and gender in medical practice and scientific experimentation, and the creation of national policies to increase access to medical care.  Lectures will frame each week's topics in their social, cultural and economic contexts.