Airs, Waters, Places

W. F. Bynum in Science and the Practice of Medicine in the Nineteenth Century traces early ideas about the social ecology of diseases to this important piece within the Hippocratic corpus. Of its importance to the history of community health, he says: “…the Hippocratic authors of this work (there were undoubtedly at least two) yoked together medicine, … More Airs, Waters, Places


Foundation of post-colonial studies; methodology is post-structuralist. Discussion Questions: Let’s start where we left off last week — would you say that what Said has written is a cultural history? What sorts of sources does he use to get at the culture of Orientalism, and how does he link the culture to the psychological, ideological, … More Orientalism