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Fall 2012-2013
HOS 596  

History of the Life Sciences - Biomedicine

Angela N. Creager

The seminar focuses on the interface between biology and medicine in the modern period, leading up and including the coinage of "biomedicine" in World War II-era U.S. We will examine how developments in biology were fundamentally related to medical education, research, or practice; how the development of laboratories recast the understanding of diseases and their etiologies; and how patients have been integrated into research regimes, both "basic" and clinical.

Sample reading list:
Claude Bernard, An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine
Ludwik Fleck, The Genesis and Development of a Scientific Fact
Michel Foucault, The Birth of the Clinic An Archaeology of Medical Perception
Jean-Paul Gaudilliere and Ilana Lowy, Heredity and Infection: The History of Disease Transmission
Warwick Anderson, The Collectors of Lost Souls
Laura Otis, Miller's Lab
See instructor for complete list

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21206 S01 10:00 am - 12:50 pm W   Dickinson Hall   207   Enrolled:10 Limit:20