The Center for History Of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis stimulates scholarship on how progress in medicine, science and engineering has taken place. The center brings together the historical collections of the Bernard Becker Medical Library and the outstanding scholars, broad knowledge and continuing discovery at the School of Medicine.
Courses & Selectives
WUSM/WUSTL Pioneers in Neuroscience
What is now termed “Neuroscience” has its origins in many different academic backgrounds. This selective may engage witnesses to the growth and integration of different aspects of Neuroscience from several departments in discussions of major advances in understanding the nervous system and its disorders.
Medical Discovery and Progress from War
Human societal activies such as war have long histories. For medicine, these unplanned events have provided opportunities to improve care, treatment, and understanding basic aspects of medicine. The goal is to understand some aspects of these events as a perspective for current medicine and possible advances in the future.
Dissecting to Think: The History of Anatomy
This course focuses on the development of understanding, representing and utilizing accurate information about human anatomy, the universal base for the medical profession.