Teaching the history of medicine by case study and small group discussion

Howard Brody, Peter Vinten-Johansen

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A case-study, small-group-discussion ("focal problem") exercise in the history of medicine was designed, piloted, and evaluated in an overseas course and an on-campus elective course for medical students. Results suggest that this is a feasible approach to teaching history of medicine which can overcome some of the problems often encountered in teaching this subject in the medical curriculum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-24
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of Medical Humanities
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 1991


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy

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