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2018-2019 Catalogue 
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 27520 - Medieval Medicine

Course Credit: 1
MEDIEVAL MEDICINE This course will engage with multiple medical traditions of the medieval world, starting with the conceptual and textual inheritance of Greece and Rome. We will examine the writings of medical practitioners from Baghdad to Britain, and the experiences of those who sought help from monks and saints. Whether studying leprosy or surgery, astrology or plague, we will consider how the understanding and practice of medicine are shaped by social structures, cultural norms, and religious values. [HSS]