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Unformatted text preview: HPS319H1 F Fall 2011 History of Medicine II: Introduction Leslie Poles Hartley: The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there , The Go-between (1953). -- The Past is a Foreign Country by David Lowenthal. Nothing is easier than to slip into the comfortable assumption that Europeans thought and felt two centuries ago just as we do today -- allowing for the wigs and wooden shoes. We constantly need to be shaken out of a false sense of familiarity with the past, to be administered doses of cultural shock. (R. Darnton, The Great Cat Massacre: And Other Episodes in French Cultural History (New York, 1984), Introduction). Until not long ago, Whiggish history of science saw science as essentially cumulative and progressive, and accordingly approached its history from the point of view of contemporary attitudes towards science. This view has now been challenged BEWARE anachronism! - Changing models of the body - Medicine as care and cure - The changing identity of healers - Medicine and societies Who was a healer? Who was a healer?...
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This note was uploaded on 01/05/2012 for the course HPS 319 taught by Professor L.dacome during the Fall '11 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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