Jun 03, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

HIST 448 - Early Modern Science and Medicine (3 credits)


A survey of Science (Natural Philosophy) and Medicine from the Renaissance through the Enlightenment, c. 1400-1800 CE, including such topics as the recovery of ancient authorities such as Aristotle, Galen, and Hippocrates, the new heliocentric astronomy, the new anatomy of Vesalius, the rise of experimental and mathematical science, Harvey and the circulation of the Blood, Baconian, and Cartesian philosophies of science, new scientific societies, chemical medicine, the rise of mechanism, and the cultural, religious, rhetorical, and political context of science, health, and healing.