Homo Patiens - Approaches to the Patient in the Ancient by Research Associate at the Max Weber College Georgia

By Research Associate at the Max Weber College Georgia Petridou, Research Associate Chiara Thumiger

"Homo Patiens - ways to the sufferer within the old international" is a publication concerning the sufferers of the Graeco-Roman global, their position within the historic scientific encounters and their dating to the future health companies and scientific practitioners in their time. This quantity makes a robust declare for the relevance of a patient-centred method of the background of old drugs. awareness to the adventure of sufferers deepens our figuring out of historical societies and their clinical markets, and enriches our wisdom of the background of historic cultures. it's a first step in the direction of shaping a historical past of the traditional sufferer s view, for you to be of use not just to old historians, scholars of scientific humanities, and historians of drugs, but additionally to any reader drawn to scientific ethics."

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J. (2006). Patiënten zien: Patiënten in de antieke geneeskunde; Charon, R. (2004). ‘Narrative and medicine’, The New England Journal of Medicine, February 26, vol. 350 No. 9, 862–64. On narrative-based medicine see also the introduction to this volume. 26 Graumann and Horstmanshoff The document we examine offers a unique opportunity for such a new approach. 8 As a health-care professional (Graumann) and a classicist (Horstmanshoff), we are both historians of ancient medicine, but each with a different background and set of values, each with a different intended audience or in Gadamer’s terminology, a different ‘horizon’.

Locating Medical History: The Stories and their Meanings. 4 Ackerknecht, E. H. (1967). ‘A plea for a “behaviorist” approach in writing the history of medicine’, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 22, 211–14; Porter, R. (1985). ‘The patient’s view: doing medical history from below’, Theory and Society 14, 175–98. g. Stolberg, M. (2003, Engl. Trans. 2011). Homo patiens: Krankheits- und Körpererfahrung in der Frühen Neuzeit. 6 Eijk, P. J. van der (2005). Medicine and Philosophy in Classical Antiquity, ‘Introduction’, 1–42.

2003). Les médecins dans le monde grec, 155, where a wedding epigram with mythological content for a physician’s daughter drawing from the Oresteia. For a discussion of arguments in favour of this hypothesis, please see below. 55 Dasen, V. ‘Wax and plaster memories: Children in elite and non-elite strategies’, in Dasen, V. and Späth, T. (2010). Children, Memory, and Family Identity in Roman Culture, 136. Cf. ” In general: King, ‘Commemorations’. 38 Graumann and Horstmanshoff or more specifically refer to the cult of a deity,56 or it could be interpreted as a heraldic family sign.

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