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Willamette University

900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301

503-370-6300 voice

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HIST 384 History of Chinese Medicine (1)

This discussion seminar will explore the nearly three thousand year history of medicine in China. We will begin with an overview of the study of medicine generally and then move on to cover the basic foundations of Chinese medicine in ancient science and philosophy. The remaining classes will systematically introduce students to the most important periods of Chinese medical history, the major theories concerning health and disease, and the primary tools that Chinese physicians have used over time to combat illness. We will conclude the course with a consideration of traditional medicine as practiced in China and the West today.

Prerequisite: Previous course-work in the History of Medicine and/or Asian Studies recommended

  • Offering: Alternate falls
  • Instructor: McCaffrey