Topic 2 – Healing Traditions: How have healing and public health traditions changed as a result of social, economic, technological and cultural development from Early Modern Europe to the present ? How did healing and public health traditions adapt to the emerging infectious diseases of Early Modern Europe through the present?
1) 1-2 sentence thesis statement, 2) 6-8 sentence theme paragraph, and 3) a complete Works Cited page in APA or MLA style
Should you wish, you may also use one text chapter (T) and one required reading from Part 1 of the class. However, for a grade on this essay, you will still need to use at least 4 text chapters (T) and 5 required readings from Parts 2 and 3 of the class. Should you plan to use a Part 1 reading and/or text chapter, these will be in addition to the required readings and text chapters from Parts 2 and 3.
Suggested Readings (in their order on the syllabus):
David C. Lindberg. Medieval Medicine and Natural History. The Beginnings of Western Science. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2d ed., 2008.
Carolyn Merchant. The World an Organism & The Mechanical Order. The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1990.
Roy Porter. Renaissance. The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity. NY: Norton, 1997.
Margaret C. Jacob. The New Science and its New Audience. Scientific Culture and the Making of the Industrial West. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.
Roy Porter. Enlightenment. The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity. NY: Norton, 1997.
William H. McNeill. The Ecological Impact of Modern Science and Organization Since 1700. Plagues and Peoples. Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1998.
J. N. Hays. The Scientific View of Disease and the Triumph of Professional Medicine. The Burdens of Disease: Epidemics and Human Response in Western History. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2009.
David Christian. The Great Acceleration of the Twentieth Century. Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011.
J.N. Hays. The Apparent End of Epidemics. The Burdens of Disease: Epidemics and Human Response in Western History. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2009.
J.N. Hays. Disease and Power. The Burdens of Disease: Epidemics and Human Response in Western History. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2009.
Linda Nash. Producing a Sanitary Landscape. Inescapable Ecologies: A History of Environment, Disease, and Knowledge. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006
George Rosen. A History of Public Health. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015.
Evaluation Criteria for Brief Essays*
Evidence of originality and independent thought
Overall interest and importance of questions and issues raised
Comparison among five or more assigned readings
Clear, concise, accurate summary of studies
Use of data from four specific chapters of the class texts (T) to examine issues
Evidence of the use of the knowledge, experience, expertise of peers
Use of experiential data to examine issues
Use of lectures to examine issues
Use of other data (Internet, current events, recommended readings) to examine issues
Formulation of new questions or ideas for future work
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