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Reports about the teaching of the History of Medicine in universities worldwide can be found easily in medical literature. They are often comparative studies in which the opinions provided by the professors of History of Medicine are collected and the teaching programs are compared. A survey was also done based on questionnaires given to the students, in which queries about programs and matters of the teaching were proposed, but answering the closed and predefined questions of a questionnaire can limit or condition the opinion of the student on the subject.
Our study is instead centered on the final tests of the students, in which the candidate had the ability to choose the topic of discussion, and to outline his personal analysis. In this way the interaction between the student and the discipline, and his feelings about it appears to be more clearly recognizable.
Therefore, this study may be proposed as a contribution to improving the knowledge surrounding the various scenarios that characterize teaching the History of Medicine, and more so the Humanities, in Italian universities today.