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Historical Study A-87: Madness and Medicine: Themes in the History of
Half course (spring term) M., W., at 11, and a weekly section to be
Exam Group: 4; Recent Q scores (2007-2008): 4.5 Catalog Number: 6692
Psychiatry is one of the most intellectually and socially complex and
fraught fields of medicine today, and history offers one powerful strategy
for better understanding why. Topics covered in this course include the
invention of the mental asylum, early efforts to understand mental disorders
as disorders of the brain or biochemistry, the rise of psychoanalysis,
psychiatry and war, the rise of psychopharmacology, the making of the DSM,
anti-psychiatry, and more.
Note: This course, when taken for a letter grade, meets the General
Education requirement for Culture and Belief. This course fulfills the
requirement that one of the eight General Education courses also engages
substantially with Study of the Past.
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