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MHHS M301/ PHIL P383

Perspectives on Health, Disease and Healing
Fall 2010

MW 4:30 - 5:45 p.m.

BS3009

Richard B. Gunderman, Ph.D., M.D.
William H. Schneider, Ph.D.

Judi Izuka-Campbell

URL: http://www.iupui.edu/~histwhs/mhhsm301/HDHsyl.html

Course Description | Instructors | Grading and Assignments | Guest Lecturers

Class Announcements:

A new assignment has been added for the class on November 3, 2010.

This syllabus was last corrected October 22, 2010
All changes will be announced in class.
For questions or problems contact the instructors at the emails listed below.

 

Books: The following are available in the bookstore under both PHIL P383 and MHHS M301 listings. If unavailable at one location, then check the other.

Roy Porter, Blood & Guts: A Short History of Medicine (2004) available in Bookstore

Note: additional required readings in the history of medicine are listed by date below and are available in "Resources" section of Oncourse site for this class

Richard Reynolds& John Stone, eds.  On Doctoring (2001) available in Bookstore

Note: additional required readings are linked below by date or are available in "Resources" section of Oncourse site for this class

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

This course explores health, disease and the art and science of healing through three distinct perspectives, that of literature, history and philosophy (biomedical ethics) presenting medicine and health care in the broader cultural context.  As an interdisciplinary course, it is designed to teach students different humanistic elements of medicine, encouraging intellectual depth and breadth in their understanding of the impact of disease, and the roles of medical research, practice and health care in the larger communities and cultures, both past and present, thereby encouraging adaptability in their personal and professional health care decision making.  The awareness and discussion of ethical issues and human values raised in research, practice and consumption of health care is also an essential part of understanding health, disease and healing in human cultural contexts.  As such, the course supports the following IUPUI Principles of Undergraduate Learning http://www.iupui.edu/academic/undergrad_principles.html): Intellectual depth, breadth and adaptiveness; Values and ethics.

Statement on academic integrity/academic misconduct:

Be sure you understand the school's policy on plagiarism (copying).  Click here to see the Student Code of Conduct. Those guilty of plagiarism will be dealt with in accordance with the regulations spelled out in the code.

To contact the instructors outside of class:

Office Hours: CA 406, M, W, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. or by appointment
E-mail: use the following email addresses to contact instructors (DO NOT USE ONCOURSE for E-mail; it will NOT be read)

Richard Gunderman:  rbgunder@iupui.edu

William Schneider:  whschnei@iupui.edu

Judi Izuka-Campbell:  jizukac@iupui.edu

Class Schedule:

Date

Reading

Aug 23 (Mon)

Course Introduction + What is Medical Humanities - Health Studies?

Guest lecturer: Emily Beckman, DMH (Click here for more about Dr. Beckman)

Aug 25 (Wed)

Porter, Preface and Chapter 1: "Disease," 1-20

John M. Eyler, "Smallpox in History: The Birth, Death, and Impact of a Dread Disease," Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine (2003), 142: 216-20 [Available in"Readings" folder of "Resources" section of Oncourse site for this class]

Slides from class also available in "Lecture" folder of "Resources" section of Oncourse site for this class]

Videos:

Larry Brilliant's version of Smallpox Eradication

UNICEF: The Final Inch: a documentary on polio eradication

Aug 30 (Mon)

LIT  Reynolds & Stone:  Introduction, p. 13-15; "The Use of Force" (WC Williams), p. 73-76

Sep 1 (Wed)

LIT  Reynolds & Stone:  "The Steel Windpipe" (Bulgakov), p. 78-85

Sep 6 (Mon)

Labor Day - No class

Sep 8 (Wed)

Porter, Chapter 2: "Doctors," 21-52

Howard Markel, "'I Swear by Apollo' — On Taking the Hippocratic Oath," New England Journal of Medicine (May 13, 2004), 350:226-29  [Available in"Readings" folder of "Resources" section of Oncourse site for this class]

Slides from class also available in "Lecture" folder of "Resources" section of Oncourse site for this class]

Sep 13 (Mon)

BIOETH  Reynolds & Stone: "Fortitude" (Vonnegut), p. 175-190

Guest lecturer: Emily Beckman, DMH (Click here for more about Dr. Beckman)

Sep 15 (Wed)

Porter, Chapter 3: "The Body," p. 53-75 

Thomas Jefferson on Harvey's discovery (for Jefferson's opinion of Harvey's importance)

William Harvey, On The Motion Of The Heart And Blood In Animals (1628), excerpt [Available in"Readings" folder of "Resources" section of Oncourse site for this class]

Slides from class also available in "Lecture" folder of "Resources" section of Oncourse site for this class]

Visuals:

Leonardo da Vinci: From Sketches to Painting

Andreas Vesalius' De Humani Corporis Fabrica, 1543
Complete translation, images, etc. from Northwestern U.

Portrait of William Harvey (1578-1657)
Harvey Demonstrating on Deer to King Charles I and the Boy Prince)

Sep 20 (Mon)

BIOETH  Reynolds & Stone:  "The Practice" (Wm Carlos Williams), p. 52-58; "House Calls" (Thomas), p. 145-150

Sep 22 (Wed)

LIT  Reynolds & Stone:  "Mercy" (Selzer), p. 213-216; "A Day in the Death" (M Williams), p. 261

Sep 27 (Mon)

Review for first exam and Discuss paper requirements

Sep 29 (Wed)

First Exam 

Oct 4 (Mon)

LIT  Reynolds & Stone:  "Imelda" (Selzer), p. 217-228

Guest lecturer: Meg Gaffney , MD (Click here for more about Dr. Gaffney)

Oct 6 (Wed)

Porter, Chapter 4: "The Laboratory," 75-98

Elmore JG, Feinstein AR., "Joseph Goldberger: an unsung hero of American clinical epidemiology," Ann Intern Med. 1994 Sep 1;121(5):372-5 (original)  [Also available in"Readings" folder of "Resources" section of Oncourse site for this class]

Slides from class also available in "Lecture" folder of "Resources" section of Oncourse site for this class]

Oct 11 (Mon)

BIOETH  Reynolds & Stone:  "The Immortals" (Borges), p. 97-101;  "X-ray" (Abse), p. 193

Oct 13 (Wed)

Porter, Chapter 5: "Therapies," 99-108

Alexander Fleming, Nobel Banquet Speech (1945)  [Also available in"Readings" folder of "Resources" section of Oncourse site for this class]

Slides from class also available in "Lecture" folder of "Resources" section of Oncourse site for this class]

Oct 18

(Mon)

Fall Break – No class

Oct 20 (Wed)

Porter, Chapter 6: "Surgery" 109-134

John Brown, "Rab and His Friends" (~1830) [Available in"Readings" folder of "Resources" section of Oncourse site for this class]

Slides from class also available in "Lecture" folder of "Resources" section of Oncourse site for this class]

Oct 25 (Mon)

BIOETH  Reynolds & Stone:  "Doctor, Talk to Me" (Broyard), p. 166-172; "Don’t Touch the Heart" (Altman), p. 288-301

Oct 27 (Wed)

LIT  Reynolds & Stone: "A Worn Path" (Welty), p. 130-137

Nov 1 (Mon)

BIOETH  Reynolds & Stone:  "Medical Ethics and Leading a Life" (Coles), p. 251-258; "The Dawn of Wonder" (Konner),          p. 337-342

Nov 3 (Wed)

Review for second exam and discuss questions about paper assignment (Due 11/29)

Guest lecturer:  Diane Broadbent Friedman, RN, MSN, ANP; author of A Matter of Life and Death: The Brain Revealed by the Mind of Michael Powell

Neurophysiology into Art:  the evolution of a scientific idea, the  localization of brain function characterized  by John Hughlings Jackson in 1870, and how it emerges into two films of the late 1940's, A Matter of Life and Death and Crisis with Cary Grant and Jose Ferrer.

Nov 8 (Mon)

Second Exam

Nov 10 (Wed)

LIT  Reynolds & Stone:  "The Girl With a Pimply Face" (WC Williams), p. 62-73

Nov 15 (Mon)

BIOETH The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Chapters I-IV (Tolstoy)  [Available at: http://www.classicreader.com/book/295/]

Nov 17 (Wed)

Porter, Chapter 7: "The Hospital," 135-52

Florence Nightingale, "Notes on Hospitals" (1859) [Available in"Readings" folder of "Resources" section of Oncourse site for this class]

Slides from class also available in "Lecture" folder of "Resources" section of Oncourse site for this class]

Nov 22 (Mon)

BIOETH  Genetic engineering: Sandel, MJ, “The Case Against Perfection,”Atlantic Monthly,  April 2004; p. 501-62 [Available in "Readings" folder of "Resources" section of Oncourse site for this class]

Guest lecturer: Peter H. Schwartz, MD, PhD (Click here for more about Dr. Schwartz)

Nov 24 (Wed)

Thanksgiving Break - no class

Nov 29 (Mon)

Discussion of papers   

Paper due (Click here for details about paper assignment.)

Dec 1 (Wed)

LIT  "Wither Thou Goest" (Selzer, The Doctor Stories)  [Available at:  http://bioethics.georgetown.edu/pcbe/background/selzer.html ]

Dec 6 (Mon)

BIOETH  The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Chapters V-XII (Tolstoy)  [Available at: http://www.classicreader.com/book/295/ ]

Dec 8 (Wed)

Porter, Chapter 8: "Medicine in Modern Society," 153-69

Ronald L. Numbers, “The Third Party: Health Insurance in America,” in Sickness and Health in America, ed. by Judith Walzer Leavitt and Ronald L. Numbers (3rd ed.; Madison, Wis., 1997), 269-83 [Available in"Readings" folder of "Resources" section of Oncourse site for this class]

Slides from class also available in "Lecture" folder of "Resources" section of Oncourse site for this class]

Dec 13 (Mon)

LIT  Reynolds & Stone:  "A Summer Tragedy" (Bontemps), p. 110-118; "Warning" (Joseph), p. 264-265

Honors Papers due at the start of class or via email attachment (MS WORD only) to jizukac@iupui.edu by 4:30 p.m. Late papers will not be accepted

Dec 20 (Mon)

Final Exam (3:30-5:30 p.m.)