|History of Ancient Medicine - 87326 - HIST 273 - 01|
This course will introduce students to the full spectrum of Greco-Roman medical practices, from
the healing rituals of the cult of Asclepius to the rational medicine of Hippocrates and Galen. Special
attention will be given to the social dimension of ancient medicine, including medical ethics, the social
status of doctors and their patients, and the role of women, both as patients, whose anatomical
differences from men were thought to necessitate an entirely separate branch of medicine (i.e.
gynecology), and as midwives, an important but often overlooked group of medical practitioners. After
tracing the development of ancient medicine from the earliest evidence for Greek concepts of health and
disease through to the flourishing of Greek medicine at the height of the Roman Empire, this course will
conclude by examining the continuing influence of Greco-Roman medicine throughout the Middle Ages
and the Renaissance.
Prerequisite(s): 3 credit units HIST at the 100-level; or 30 credit units of university level courses.
Associated Term: 2019 Fall Term
Registration Dates: Jun 01, 2019 to Sep 17, 2019
Levels: Undergraduate Level
Attributes: Humanities Program Type, On Campus Student Fees, Tuition - Category 1
U of S -Saskatoon Main Campus Campus
Lecture Schedule Type
Live Face To Face Instructional Method
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:
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