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HPS 318 Research: History of Medicine from Antiquity to the Renaissance

This guide is intended to assist students in the course as it is taught by Professor Lucia Dacome


Sample Topic: The Identity of medical practitioners in Antiquity

Narrow the Topic: The Hippocratic Oath changed the image of medical practitioners

What questions are you investigating? Who? What? Why? Where? When? How?


  • You may or may not find sources of information on the exact combination of ideas and topics you are researching
  • You may have to research them separately at first: reference sources are a good place to start
  • You may have to adjust or realign your argument as your research progresses