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The comparable body : analogy and metaphor in ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Greco-Roman medicine

Author: John Z Wee
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]
Series: Studies in ancient medicine, v. 49.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Comparable Body - Analogy and Metaphor in Ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Greco-Roman Medicine' explores how analogy and metaphor illuminate and shape conceptions about the human body and disease, through 11 case studies from ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Greco-Roman medicine. Topics address the role of analogy and metaphor as features of medical culture and theory, while questioning their naturalness  Read more...
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Comparable body.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]
(DLC) 2017047300
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Z Wee
ISBN: 9789004356764 9004356762
OCLC Number: 1005775401
Description: xix, 437 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: To What May I Liken Metaphor? / John Z. Wee --
Analogy and Metaphor in Ancient Medicine and the Ancient Egyptian Conceptualisation of Heat in the Body / Rune Nyord --
From Head to Toe: Listing the Body in Cuneiform Texts / M. Erica Couto-Ferreira --
The Stuff of Causation: Etiological Metaphor and Pathogenic Channeling in Babylonian Medicine / J. Cale Johnson --
Aristotle's Heart and the Heartless Man / Lesley Dean-Jones --
Earthquake and Epilepsy: The Body Geologic in the Hippocratic Treatise on the Sacred Disease / John Z. Wee --
The Lineage of "Bloodlines": Synecdoche, Metonymy, Medicine and More / Paul T. Keyser --
Eye Metaphors, Analogies and Similes within Mesopotamian Magico-Medical Texts / Strahil V. Panayotov --
The Experience and Description of Pain in Aelius Aristides' Hieroi Logoi / Janet Downie --
Concepts of the Female Body in Mesopotamian Gynecological Texts / Ulrike Steinert --
Pure Life: The Limits of the Vegetal Analogy in the Hippocratics and Galen / Brooke Holmes --
Animal, Vegetable, Metaphor: Plotinus's Liver and the Roots of Biological Identity / Courtney Ann Roby.
Series Title: Studies in ancient medicine, v. 49.
Other Titles: Analogy and metaphor in ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Greco-Roman medicine
Responsibility: edited by John Z. Wee.

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The Comparable Body - Analogy and Metaphor in Ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Greco-Roman Medicine' explores how analogy and metaphor illuminate and shape conceptions about the human body and disease, through 11 case studies from ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Greco-Roman medicine. Topics address the role of analogy and metaphor as features of medical culture and theory, while questioning their naturalness and inevitability, their indeterminate limits, their situation between the descriptive and the prescriptive, and complexities in their portrayal as a mutually intelligible medium for communication and consensus among healers and patients. Common assumptions about metaphor as the mapping of characteristics from one domain to another may be found inadequate and requiring nuance, particularly as ideas and expressions from different domains become incorporated as part of technical and professional language.

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