Introduction to the History of the Health Sciences

History UCSF 200B

Spring 2012
Laurel Heights Room 485
Day & Time: 
Tu 10-12P

Continuation of 200A. This course presents a general survey from 1800 to the present, with the primary focus on Europe and the US. Topics include: the rise of scientific medicine; the significance of germ theory; the development of medical therapeutics and technologies; the growth of health care institutions; the evolution and specialization of the medical profession.


Winter Term Courses at UCSF begin week of January 1st and end on March 16, 2012, the last day of Exams. For information on these UCSF History courses, contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Elizabeth Watkins, at Interested graduate students can receive credit for these UCSF courses by completing an Intercampus Exchange Program Application. Go to for detailed instructions.