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Materia Medica: Drugs and Medicines in America
HIST 393
Spring 2011
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AMST 393, SISP 393

This course investigates the identification, preparation, and application of drugs and medicines in the United States, emphasizing the period before the 20th-century institutionalization of corporate research and development. Topics include colonial bioprospecting for medicinal plants, the development of the international drug trade, and the formation of national pharmaceutical markets. Participants will explore the production of medical knowledge through local practice, public and private institutions, trade and commerce, and regulation.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation, Writing
Students engage critically with diverse historical sources. Coursework emphasizes written interpretation of texts.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(STS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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