STS.005 Disease and Society in America

As taught in: Fall 2005

An image listing many human diseases and below, a raccoon.

More than two-thirds of emerging human diseases have animal origins. (Image courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey.)




Prof. David Jones

Course Features

Course Highlights

This course features lecture outlines as well as extensive study guides in the the study materials section.

Course Description

This course examines the growing importance of medicine in culture, economics and politics. It uses an historical approach to examine the changing patterns of disease, the causes of morbidity and mortality, the evolution of medical theory and practice, the development of hospitals and the medical profession, the rise of the biomedical research industry, and the ethics of health care in America.