From Plagues to Smallpox: A History of European Diseases and Medicine

Shannon Jones, Historian, (MA European History)
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(51)
In this 12-week courses, we will be looking at European diseases and how their medicine changed from the ancient world to the modern.

Class experience

US Grade 10 - 12
I have been teaching classes on the history of diseases and historical medicine for four years. My one time classes cover ancient plagues and Medieval, Colonial, and Victorian diseases and medicine.
I have a Master of Arts degree in Early European History.
Additionally, I have worked in emergency medicine for sixteen years.
This class will have several images of diseases, such as leprosy.
We will be discussing childbirth, miscarriages, and women's health related topics.
Signs and symptoms of diseases, for example vomiting and diarrhea, will be mentioned several times.
Primary sources will include the works of: Thucydides, Hippocrates, Bede, and the Medieval Chronicler Froissart 
Secondary Sources will include:
Mount, Toni, Medieval Medicine: It’s Mysteries and Science 
A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard.
Colonial Medicine, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History 
Diseases and Death in Early America - Tully Area Historical Society
"Diseases in the Revolutionary War - George Washington's Mount Vernon
"Dwale: an anaesthetic from old England," Anthony J. Carter. Department of Anesthetics, British Medical Journal (1999)
"Medicine in Colonial North America." Worlds of Change.
Robinson, Bruce, “Victorian Medicine – From Fluke to Theory (2011)
Crichton-Browne J. “An address on tooth culture (1892)
Dr. William Green Morton, “General anesthesia.”
Cambridge, Nicholas, MD, “From the Slaughter House to Mr. Pickwick: Charles Dickens and Medicine”. Accessed March 22, 2022.
Kruger, Meir, “Charles Dickens: Impact on Medicine and Society,” Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, June 15, 2012.
“History of the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine.” Accessed March 22, 2022.

Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(51)
Hello everyone, it is a pleasure to be able to introduce myself to all of you! You can call me Ms. Shannon. I take a passionate, yet relaxed approach to teaching classes. 

I will begin with my educational background: 
I have a Masters in Early... 
Group Class


weekly or $200 for 12 classes
1x per week, 12 weeks
55 min

Completed by 2 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 15-18
3-6 learners per class

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