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AMST 22600 - History of Ancient Medicine

Course Credit: 1
HISTORY OF ANCIENT MEDICINE A survey of medical practices and the cultural implications of these practices in the ancient world. An examination of medical writings and material evidence in ancient Egypt, India, China, Greece, Rome, and Europe. Topics of inquiry include medicine and gender, class ideologies, shamanism and magical practices, surgical instruments and artifacts, and theories of medical treatments. Students are required to attend several extra lectures by practicing physicians and scientists on subjects such as Chinese medicine and acupuncture, alternative healing therapies, the intersection of modern and ancient healing practices, and theories of gynecology and obstetrics. [AH]