Considers anatomical instruction in artistic training; anatomy and ideas of beauty and morality; role of art in dissemination of anatomical/medical information; why artistic representations of medicine and anatomy feature in popular culture; role of art in medical training; how art has imagined anato-medical improbabilities that are now reality.
In an effort to connect my research to my teaching, I have successfully taught versions of this course for graduate, undergraduate, and honors college students as 'topics' courses (ARTH 390 and 590) in recent years. As my research continues in this direction, I anticipate teaching it regularly in the future. For that reason alone, it seems appropriate to offer it as a stand alone, permanent course with its own number and title.
Additionally, it has come to my attention that there are efforts to revive and grow a medical humanities minor in the CAS. Cynthia Davis, Assoc. Dean of CAS, approached me about getting this course to count for the minor because it is an ideal class to support that interdisciplinary minor. It is also a valuable way for SVAD (and art history in particular) to be represented in a field where it is perhaps unexpected. The first step in participating in the medical humanities minor, however, is to get the course approved as a permanent listing.
Such a course, while contributing the medical humanities minor, will also expose more students to art history as a course of study, perhaps encouraging them to take more ARTH courses (or to explore other SVAD courses), which could be beneficial to their educational development. A strong medical humanities minor could lead to the creation eventually of a major in that area, which could lead to the development of a program that might cross lines between CAS and the School of Medicine. The SoM Library in Columbia is home to the Charles Bryan History of Medicine Room, which indicates the school's and its faculty's intellectual commitment to understanding medical history and the larger field of medical humanities, which is growing at similarly sized peer and peer aspirant institutions like University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and Washington University, St Louis.
The development of traditional pre-med (and nursing and public health) majors with a complementary minor in medical humanities will inevitably produce better medical and health professionals. Likewise, instilling a deep appreciation for and understanding of the interrelation of the humanities with the sciences will benefit our humanities and liberal arts majors intellectually and professionally.
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