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over 12 weeks
learners per class
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This is a broad introductory class on the history of diseases and medicine from ancient times through to Modern Era. It is an ideal course for those who are interested in general history, the study of diseases, or how medical practices have changed over time. No prior classes or information is needed to be in this course. Over the course of twelve weeks, we will be covering time periods in two-week blocks: Section 1: Weeks 1 and 2: Ancient Plagues and Medicine (600 BCE – 476 CE) – this...
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.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
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: CDC 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. colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu 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. www.uclh.nhs.uk
Shannon Jones, MA History
European History Historian
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
39 total reviews
72 completed classes
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...