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Homo Patiens - Approaches to the Patient in the Ancient World

Un libro in lingua di Petridou Georgia (EDT) Thumiger Chiara (EDT) edito da Brill Academic Pub, 2015

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The 20 essays in this volume consider the role of patients in the Greco-Roman world, the way they experienced their bodies and illnesses, how they qualified and quantified pain, how they signified their suffering, their role in ancient medical encounters, and their relationship to health providers and medical practitioners. Classics, archaeology, medical history, and other scholars from Europe and North America address medical authority and patient perspectives, including the child patient and Rufus of Ephesus' On Questioning the Patient; case histories in the Hippocratic Epidemics; patients and psychological illness, including anxiety, madness, and mental distress; emotional aspects of the patient-physician relationship, with discussion of healing touch, Soranus' work in gynecology and pediatrics, Caelius Aurelianus' On Chronic Disease, and pain as a diagnostic tool; material aspects, diagnostic techniques, and their impact, including medical fees, theories of the pulse, visual representations of medical encounters, and John Zacharias Aktouarois' On Urines; and self-healing and the patient as physician, with discussion of Galen's preventive medicine, Aristides' Hieroi Logoi, and lay medical practices. Most of the essays were first presented at an international conference held at Humboldt U. in July 2012 and organized under the auspices of the “Medicine of the Mind--Philosophy of the Body, Discourses of Health and Disease in the Ancient World” research program. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

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