Fall 2016 Course: Hist. 78500- Medicine in Early Modern Europe

Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 3 credits, Prof. Allison Kavey
Early modern Europe saw important changes in approaches to medicine (both in theory and practice) and ideas about the body that reflected broader cultural shifts and the influence of a broadening world of geography and experience.  This course will examine the important medical systems in early modern Europe and the changes that occurred between 1500 and the late 17th century as a means of better understanding prevailing ideas about medicine, the body, and the vexed relationship between humans and the natural world.  Readings will include primary sources and historiographic material.