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Galen and the rhetoric of healing

Autor: Susan P Mattern
Editora: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
Edição/Formato   Livro : Biografia : InglêsVer todas as edições e formatos
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"The most important physician of the Roman imperial era, Galen introduced theories and practices that remained the basis for medical knowledge for centuries after his death. Some - such as the method of checking a patient's pulse - are still used today. He also left a vast corpus of writings, which makes up a full one-eighth of all surviving ancient Greek literature. Through her readings of hundreds of Galen's case  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: History
Biographie
Biography
Pessoa Denominada: Galen.; Galen.; Galenus; Galenus; Claudius Galenus; Galenus.; Galen.
Tipo de Material: Biografia, Recurso Internet
Tipo de Documento: Livro, Recurso Internet
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Susan P Mattern
ISBN: 9780801888359 0801888352
Número OCLC: 180080697
Descrição: x, 279 pages ; 24 cm
Conteúdos: The stories in context --
Society and culture. Galen's life ; Diseases and death in Rome ; Galen and Greek culture ; Galen's corpus ; Galen's audience : "friends and companions" ; Professionalism and social status --
Narrative and medicine. Hippocratic case histories ; Case histories after the Hippocratic corpus ; Inscriptions and the Cult of Asclepius ; Written tradition and clinical experience ; Case histories in Galen's work ; Memory and autobiography --
Place and time --
Context and authenticity --
Place. City ; Country ; Houses --
Time. Chronology ; Medical time ; Time and narrative structure --
The contest : rivals, specators, and judges --
Agon --
Rivals. Other physicians ; Confrontation ; Demonstrating superiority --
Audience. Witness and judge ; The addressee ; Friends ; Rivals and patients ; Family and household ; Husbands, fathers, and masters --
Failure --
Case history and healing narrative --
The patient --
Presenting the patient. Names and terms ; Temperament and constitution ; Age ; Sex : female patients ; Social information ; Conclusion --
The patient as character. The patient's perspective ; The patient's lifestyle ; Character and emotion ; Conclusion --
Physician and patient --
The physician's perspective : "I" and "we" --
Physician and patient. Intimacy ; Obedience ; Perceiving the patient --
Fever --
Conclusion --
Appendix A. Works cited from Galen's corpus --
Appendix B. Table of cases.
Responsabilidade: Susan P. Mattern.
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Galen is an important physician of the Roman imperial era. Through Galen's case histories, this title presents a systematic investigation of Galen's clinical practice. It illuminates interplay among  Ler mais...

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