Dr. Alain Touwaide, historian of medicine and science, will continue his work at UCLA introducing students to the Medical Humanities. He is scheduled to teach two new courses during the Winter 2016 term.
In Venoms, Poisons and Medicines from Antiquity to the Renaissance students will learn how venoms and poisons contributed to the development of medicine.
In Books of Science / Science of the Book, students will learn about science communication and how scientific books were created. Students will take virtual visits to libraries across the world and gain hands-on experience analyzing books in the collections at UCLA.
Click on the links above to learn more about these new courses.
About Alain Touwaide
Alain Touwaide is the Scientific Director of the Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions and a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institution. He has investigated ancient scientific books for over 40 years.
- Researchers study Renaissance herbals to preserve ancient traditions
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