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A History of Teaching Medical History in Medical Schools in Europe and America

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 국외 의사학교육의 역사적 고찰-유럽과 미국을 중심으로 
 In-Sok Yeo 
 Korean Journal of Medical History (의사학), Vol.32(1) : 175-201, 2023-04 
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Korean Journal of Medical History(의사학)
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Education, Medical* ; Europe ; History, 18th Century ; History, 19th Century ; History, 20th Century ; Humanities / education ; Medicine* ; Schools, Medical
Medical Education ; Medical Humanities ; Medical School ; Practicality ; Medical History
Medical history was an important part of medicine in the West from antiquity, through the Middle Ages, and until the Renaissance. Hippocrates, Galen, and Avicenna were historical figures, but they dominated the medicine of the Western world at least until Renaissance. The medicine of the past, which did not become history, still remained an important part of present medicine. In the 19th century, medicine in the past is now relativized as an object of history. At the same time, the 'practicality' of medical science was emphasized. The practicality referred to here means that, unlike previous times, medicine in the past has been historicalized, but it can provide practical help to current medicine. In particular, in the era of positivism that dominated the late 19th century, this practicality was a core value of medical history. In the 20th century, the era of scientific medicine, the new role is given to medical history. It was to give a integrated view on contemporary medicine which was subdivided into many specialized fields. Along with this, medical history, once a main part of medicine, moves to the field of history. At the same time, the rise of medical humanities in medical education becomes an opportunity to redefine the role of medical history. Seeking productive cooperation with other humanities and social sciences that deal with medical issues, such as medical anthropology, medical sociology, and literature, will be a new task given to medical history today.
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Yeo, In Sok(여인석) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8503-0222
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