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  • Locations: Bologna, Italy; Cambridge, United Kingdom; Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom; Florence, Italy; Gatwick, United Kingdom; Glasgow, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom; Padua, Italy; Venice, Italy;
  • Program Terms: January
  • Restrictions: UWYO applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
This class spends 7 days in London exploring various aspects of the history of medicine, from how medical collections developed from cabinets of curiosity, the role of health spas in the 19th century to the development of mental hospitals. A day trip to Cambridge will visit the sites of some of the more famous scientific discoveries in Cambridge, plus two museums. A London physician and scientist will also meet with the group. We then move to Italy to take an in-depth look at their pathology collections, especially the unique 17th century anatomical waxworks and the pathology department of a hospital. We will visit an old mental hospital in Venice and the oldest university in Europe in Padua. The final leg takes in the veterinary school of Glasgow and a talk by a current PhD on venereal diseases in 19th century Europe. We also visit the site of the creation of the first cloned mammal, Dolly, and the Surgeon's hall museum...with a final ghost work via the sites of the infamous graverobbers.

Paid guided tours occur throughout the course.

Program Cost: $1100 (does not include UW tuition and fees, international airfare, international travel insurance ($50) or the UW study abroad fee ($140).
Contact: Donal Skinner (

Dates / Deadlines:

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This program is currently not accepting applications.