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Michael Stoff, Director 305 East 23rd St, CLA 2.102, (G3600) Austin, TX 78712-1250 • 512-471-1442

Spring 2008

T C 357 • History of American Medicine

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
43710 M
12:00 PM-3:00 PM
CRD 007B
OSHINSKY

Course Description

The course will focus on the theory and practice of medicine in the United States from the 17th century to the present. Topics include our changing biological environment, the history of public health campaigns, the development of medical research, the role of the physician, and the impact of disease on American history.

Texts

Laurie Garrett, The Coming Plague
Judith Leavitt, Typhoid Mary
David Oshinsky, Polio: An American Story
Charles Rosenberg, The Cholera Years
Paul Starr, The Transformation of American Medicine.

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