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HIST 234: Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 (Spring 2010, Open Yale Courses). Instructor: Professor Frank Snowden.

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HIST 234: Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 (Spring 2010, Open Yale Courses). Instructor: Professor Frank Snowden.

This course consists of an international analysis of the impact of epidemic diseases on western society and culture from the bubonic plague to HIV/AIDS and the recent experience of SARS and swine flu. Leading themes include: infectious disease and its impact on society; the development of public health measures; the role of medical ethics; the genre of plague literature; the social reactions of mass hysteria and violence; the rise of the germ theory of disease; the development of tropical medicine; a comparison of the social, cultural, and historical impact of major infectious diseases; and the issue of emerging and re-emerging diseases. (from oyc.yale.edu)

Course Curriculum

  • Lecture 01 – Introduction to the Course Unlimited
  • Lecture 02 – Classical Views of Disease: Hippocrates, Galen, and Humoralism Unlimited
  • Lecture 03 – Plague (I): Pestilence as Disease Unlimited
  • Lecture 04 – Plague (II): Responses and Measures Unlimited
  • Lecture 05 – Plague (III): Illustrations and Conclusions Unlimited
  • Lecture 06 – Smallpox (I): “The Speckled Monster” Unlimited
  • Lecture 07 – Smallpox (II): Jenner, Vaccination, and Eradication Unlimited
  • Lecture 08 – Nineteenth-Century Medicine: The Paris School of Medicine Unlimited
  • Lecture 09 – Asiatic Cholera (I): Personal Reflections Unlimited
  • Lecture 10 – Asiatic Cholera (II): Five Pandemics Unlimited
  • Lecture 11 – The Sanitary Movement and the “Filth Theory of Disease” Unlimited
  • Lecture 12 – Syphilis: From the “Great Pox” to the Modern Version Unlimited
  • Lecture 13 – Contagionism versus Anticontagionism Unlimited
  • Lecture 14 – The Germ Theory of Disease Unlimited
  • Lecture 15 – Tropical Medicine as a Discipline Unlimited
  • Lecture 16 – Malaria (I): The Case of Italy Unlimited
  • Lecture 17 – Malaria (II): The Global Challenge Unlimited
  • Lecture 18 – Tuberculosis (I): The Era of Consumption Unlimited
  • Lecture 19 – Tuberculosis (II): After Robert Koch Unlimited
  • Lecture 20 – Pandemic Influenza Unlimited
  • Lecture 21 – The Tuskegee Experiment Unlimited
  • Lecture 22 – AIDS (I) Unlimited
  • Lecture 23 – AIDS (II) Unlimited
  • Lecture 24 – Poliomyelitis: Problems of Eradication Unlimited
  • Lecture 25 – SARS, Avian Influenza, and Swine Flu: Lessons and Prospects Unlimited
  • Lecture 26 – Final Q & A Unlimited

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