HIST-323 History of American Medicine

An analysis of the history of American medicine from the colonial period to today. In addition to studying professional medical practice, the class investigates the following topics: Native American medicine, enslaved healers, alternative medical practices, gender and medicine, race and medicine, class and medicine, and disease. Using both primary and secondary sources, students analyze several important questions: What is medicine? What is disease? How did race, gender and class affect American medical care? How has medicine changed or stayed the same over time? What is unique about American medicine? Prior knowledge of medicine or American history is not required. 4 SH. CC: Diversity Intensive.