Jun 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

HIST 35002 - History Of American Medicine

This course examines the major developments in the history of American medicine from the colonial era through the twentieth century.  It explores the changing meaning of “health” through the years and the political, economic, social, and cultural developments that have helped create America’s modern health care industry.  Particular attention is paid to the evolving role of the doctor and the development of the medical profession during the nineteenth century, as well as the role of commercialized health care and the rise of the pharmaceutical industry in the twentieth century. 

Preparation for Course
This class is designed with the non-medical student in mind, so while a general knowledge of U. S. history will be useful, knowledge of medicine is not a prerequisite.

Cr. 3.