Course Schedule – Spring 2024 / Old Courses / HISTORY OF MEDICINE

Coordinators: Karen Cullen, Donna Ramer, Michael Wellner

We interact with the medical world all the time, from our daily vitamin pill, to annual check-ups, to the occasional surgery or perhaps even treatment for a serious illness.

To help us better understand this critical aspect of our lives, this course will look at the development and history of several different medical topics, such as the 1918 flu epidemic, the current Covid pandemic, governmental and social policies, gender-specific diseases and conditions, and even the financial side of medicine (to include medical insurance and all its ramifications).

A WEEK / THURSDAY / 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Sep 07Karen CullenHistory of Bellevue and NYC Hospitals
Sep 21Tracey LeeHow Society Deals with Mental Illness
Oct 05Bob ReissJewish, Muslim, and Medieval Medicine
Oct 19Guest Presenter: Dr. Cheryl KunisThe Privatization of American Healthcare: An Historical and Ethical Perspective
Nov 02Leslie KrausThe History of Women’s Heart Disease
Nov 16Richard ByrdThe History of Racism in Medicine
Dec 07Donna RamerThe Military’s Contribution to Medicine


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