Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 with Frank Snowden at Yale University (Spring 2010)

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Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 (HIST 234)
This course consists of an international analysis of the impact of epidemic diseases on western society and culture from the bubonic plague to HIV/AIDS and the recent experience of SARS and swine flu. Leading themes include: infectious disease and its impact on society; the development of public health measures; the role of medical ethics; the genre of plague literature; the social reactions of mass hysteria and violence; the rise of the germ theory of disease; the development of tropical medicine; a comparison of the social, cultural, and historical impact of major infectious diseases; and the issue of emerging and re-emerging diseases. Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses

1. Introduction to the Course 28:43
2. Classical Views of Disease: Hippocrates, Galen, and Humoralism 48:12
3. Plague (I): Pestilence as Disease 48:51
4. Plague (II): Responses and Measures 50:12
5. Plague (III): Illustrations and Conclusions 44:12
6. Smallpox (I): 'The Speckled Monster' 47:07
7. Smallpox (II): Jenner, Vaccination, and Eradication 50:34
8. Nineteenth-Century Medicine: The Paris School of Medicine 49:12
9. Asiatic Cholera (I): Personal Reflections 49:30
10. Asiatic Cholera (II): Five Pandemics 50:46
11. The Sanitary Movement and the 'Filth Theory of Disease' 48:57
12. Syphilis: From the "Great Pox" to the Modern Version 49:18
13. Contagionism versus Anticontagionsim 49:23
14. The Germ Theory of Disease 49:13
15. Tropical Medicine as a Discipline 46:08
16. Malaria (I): The Case of Italy 49:48
17. Malaria (II): The Global Challenge 46:39
18. Tuberculosis (I): The Era of Consumption 48:58
19. Tuberculosis (II): After Robert Koch 49:11
20. Pandemic Influenza 50:54
21. The Tuskegee Experiment 51:06
22. AIDS (I) 51:26
23. AIDS (II) 49:25
24. Poliomyelitis: Problems of Eradication 51:46
25. SARS, Avian Inluenza, and Swine Flu: Lessons and Prospects 40:48
26. Final Q&A 50:36