Course Details for Dr. Jessica Hume - Summer - 2020

Gravediggers, Doctors, & Dissection: London’s Gruesome Medical History

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Jessica Hume is a Bellarmine alum with a BA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University and a PhD from the University of Louisville (More Info)

Dr. Jessica Hume (More Info)

Gravediggers, Doctors, & Dissection: London’s Gruesome Medical History

Program Dates:
July 19, 2020 — August 04, 2020

Honors Credit:

WKU Course:
ENGL 290

Anthropology , Public Health , Health Care Administration , History

Course Description:
Bodysnatchers. Jack the Ripper. Patients buried alive. All of these are phenomena related to the gruesome yet incredible medical developments in England which occurred in the 18th through 19th centuries. While these phenomena have frightening and difficult mythologies attached to them, they also allowed fascinating insight into human anatomy, medicine, and Western culture. Come with us and examine the ways in which macabre medical history in London Shapes our cultural, moral, and ethical understanding of healthcare and the human body. Sites include the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, the British Museum, Highgate Cemetery, and the Old Operating Theatre and Herb Garret, among others.

Successful completion of lower level writing/English requirement

Physical Activity Requirements:
Anticipate walking potentially 3-5 miles a day.

Course Highlights:
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