Course Schedule – Fall 2023 / History and Philosophy / 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
|HISTORY OF MEDICINE|
|Sep 07||Karen Cullen||History of Bellevue and NYC Hospitals|
|Sep 21||Tracey Lee||How Society Deals with Mental Illness|
|Oct 05||Bob Reiss||Jewish, Muslim, and Medieval Medicine|
|Oct 19||Guest Presenter: Dr. Cheryl Kunis||The Privatization of American Healthcare: An Historical and Ethical Perspective|
|Nov 02||Leslie Kraus||The History of Women’s Heart Disease|
|Nov 16||Richard Byrd||The History of Racism in Medicine|
|Dec 07||Donna Ramer||The Military’s Contribution to Medicine|