Art or Science? Medicine and the History of Science

Technische Universität Berlin

Organisatorisches

Kurstyp
SE
Semester
WiSe 2022/23
Standort
Online
SWS
2
Start
Rhythmus
wöchentlich
Tag
Di
Zeit
14-16
E-Mail
steffi.rudolf@googlemail.com

Details

An overview of the history of medicine will be part of the seminar, as well as a discussion of its relation to the history of sciences and the status of medicine as a science (or art). We will then focus on pathbreaking periods in the history of medicine from Antiquity to the present day, particular methods and medical conceptions (like spiritual medicine, the location of the soul in the body, the role and validity of experience and experiment).

Literature

S. Müller-Wille, "History of Science and Medicine", in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine ed. by M. Jackson, Oxford 2011.