While the human body has not changed significantly during the past several millennia, we are constantly expanding and reimagining our understanding of human health and disease. This course traces some of the important shifts in how people from various eras and cultures have made sense of the bodies that we all inhabit. How have scientific, cultural, and religious beliefs shaped medical practices? How has the history of medicine both reflected and influenced broader historical developments? Why did people think leeches were a good idea? We will explore these questions, and many others, by investigating a variety of historical and contemporary sources.
History Of Medicine
About Expand Your Mind
For Rising 9th-12th Grade Students
A Unique Experience on a College Campus
Expand Your Mind brings together talented students from across the Twin Cities, the nation, and the world for intensive learning and discovery during two 2-week summer sessions. Located on the beautiful campus of Macalester College, EYM challenges students academically while developing leadership skills, instilling self-confidence, and fostering lifelong friendships among like-minded peers.