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2013-2014 University Catalog 
2013-2014 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HP 765 - Social History of Therapeutics

This course introduces students to the social history of selected healthcare professions and therapies. Particular attention will be given to examples of technology in the healthcare professions (to illustrate how tools shape practice). Students will also be introduced to archival documents and material culture (the study of objects, their manufacture, and their use) for their own studies. Owing to the rich medical and pharmaceutical heritage of Philadelphia, students will visit important permanent collections at local libraries and museums.

Credits: 3