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(24 Lectures, 10 Tutorials)

This course examines the development of medicine from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. It focuses on the historical development of western medicine in relation to societies, politics and culture and considers topics such as changing views of the body, the development of medical institutions such as hospitals, asylums and laboratories, the diversifies world of healing and the place of visual and material culture in the production and dissemination of medical knowledge.

Prerequisite: First year students must have instructors approval
Exclusion: HPS314Y1; HPS315H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)


Course Information

  • Course Code: HPS319H1
  • Course Delivery: On Campus
  • Course Credits: 0.5 cc