L2 - HPS319 LECTURE 2 CHANGING MODELS OF THE BODY 1 This is a*reading*writing and*thinking intensive course Doing well in this course requires

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1 • HPS319 • LECTURE 2 : CHANGING MODELS OF THE BODY
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2 • This is a *reading*, *writing* and *thinking* intensive course • Doing well in this course requires regularly attending the lectures and scheduled tutorials as well as keeping up with the readings. • Students have to read the assigned readings BEFORE the relevant lecture and tutorial.
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3 • Slides will be posted in pdf format AFTER THE CLASS
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4 There will be six mandatory tutorial sessions ( Tutorials will start on Week 3 : please check dates on syllabus). • Tuesdays from 3 to 4 pm- • Wednesdays from 2 to 3 pm • Thursdays from 9 to 10 • Details of the venues will be posted soon
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5 ASSIGNMENTS - REVIEW (18 October) - MIDTERM EXAM (15 November) - ESSAY (6 December)
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6 Exam structure : • No aids allowed! SECTION I Drawing on the course materials, choose X (out of X) of the following topics and explain briefly their relevance to the history of medicine : 1)… 2)… 3)… 4)…
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7 SECTION II Identify and contextualize one of the following texts : (2 paragraphs taken from the primary sources included in the readings) 1. …. 2. …
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8 • SECTION III Drawing on the course materials, write an essay on one of the following themes : …..
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9 No extension without documentation!
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10 Leslie Poles Hartley: ʻ The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there ʼ , The Go-between (1953).
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11 BEWARE anachronism!
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12 Main themes - Changing models of the body - Medicine as care and cure - The changing identity of healers - Medicine and societies
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13 • UNTIL NOT LONG AGO, HISTORIANS OF SCIENCE ENDORSED A VIEW OF THE HISTORY OF THE SCIENCES THAT IDENTIFIED THE 17 TH C AS AN HEROIC AGE CHARACTERIZED BY A SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION THAT GAVE RISE TO THE MODERN WORLD OF SCIENCE . • THIS WAS CHARACTERIZED BY SERIES OF ‘GREAT MEN’, WHO ANTICIPATED OR PIONEERED THE GREAT PROGRESS OF HUMANITY, AND A SCIENTIFIC METHOD THAT CONSTISTED IN TESTING HYPOTHESES .
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14 • IN THE LAST DECADES, HISTORIANS HAVE ADOPTED A MORE NUANCED AND QUALIFIED PERSPECTIVE ON THE SO CALLED ‘SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION’
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15 • ‘There was no such thing as the Scientific Revolution , and this is a book about it’. (S. Shapin, The Scientific Revolution )
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16 • THEY NOW TALK ABOUT A SET OF CULTURAL PRACTICES THAT AIMED AT UNDERSTANDING, CONTROLLING AND EXPERIENCING THE NATURAL WORLD IN A VARIETY OF WAYS
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