Jan 25th Discussion

Readings Confessions of An English Opium Eater: “Pleasures of Opium” Confessions of An English Opium Eater: “Pains of Option: On Being Ill Illness as a metaphore   Questions Confessions of An English Opium Eater: “Pleasures of Opium” By the way the writer described how he got addicted to opium, what can we say about how […]

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Jan 23rd Discussion

Reading Terri Kapsalis, “Mastering the Female Pelvis” Sander Gilman, “The Hottentot and the Prostitute” Anne Fausto Sterling, “Gender, Race, and Nation” Film clips from “The Life and Times of Sara Baartman, the Hottentot Venus”  Questions ** What if Sims’ experiments were not conducted on slave women? Can we be sure the field of gynecology would still […]

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Jan 18th Discussion

Readings Mastering the Female Pelvis by Terri Kapsalis The Hottentot and Prostitute by Gilman Gender, Race and Nation by Sterling The Life and Times of Sara Baartman, The Hottentot Venus

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Jan 16th Discussion

Readings Aphorisms by Sir William Osler The Summing Up by Somerset Maugham The Practice by William Williams A night from Hospital Sketches by Alcott Blood and Guts Chapter 1-2 by Roy Porter

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