Medical Art History to the Renaissance


INSTRUCTOR: Amilcar Castellano Sanchez


SCHEDULE: Monday, 1:00PM – 3:30PM

Course Description

This course encompasses the study of medical world history in the period that extends after the industrial revolution to current times; in similarity to the previous semester, this course will highlight medicine’s history as it has been portrayed in different forms of art, i.e. visual, written, performed in a global perspective thus emphasizing certain areas in this review such as: anatomy, physical diagnosis, different types of illness -with a focus on infectious diseases-; a few specialties such as: obstetrics / gynecology, surgery, and psychiatry among others also including selected examples of preventive medicine and therapeutic approaches; all from the perspective of the vast historical registry available to us and making use of several exemplary lives of individuals in the course of medical history. Thus, this course qualifies as a Global Learning Course that is discipline specific. Sessions will include: faculty and invited speaker lectures / workshops; video / movie screenings, required readings (articles / book / novel (s), homework assignments and group projects.