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dc.contributor.authorThumiger, Chiara
dc.date.issued2018
dc.date.submitted2019-10-18 14:19:37
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T13:03:34Z
dc.date.submitted2018-02-26 23:55
dc.date.submitted2019-10-18 14:19:37
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T13:03:34Z
dc.date.submitted2018-01-01 23:55:55
dc.date.submitted2019-10-18 14:19:37
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T13:03:34Z
dc.identifier644572
dc.identifierOCN: 1030819462
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/30635
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/32930
dc.description.abstractTo summarise our findings, the Hippocratic Epidemics case reports is an example of a text whose intended audiences, despite the ambiguities and historical uncertainties about the texts’ composition and transmission, were very firmly delimited as professional and medical. Such closure defines this phase of ancient medicine as particularly territorial and “technical”, on the one hand – no literary pretence, nor broader intellectual appeal of the kind shown by Galen is on the horizon of these writers, nor any explicit attempt to win over lay audiences, at least in the Epidemics.77 Also, it tells us something about the epistemology and didactics at work in the Hippocratic handling of patients, which we can summarise as follows: non-theoretical, observation-based and data-centred; self-standing, i.e. not relying on a system of knowledge or a “syllabus” (compare Galen’s frequent recommendation on which of his books one should read first, which are for beginners, what should follow, etc.), but needing to “support itself” by insuring the memorisation of the repertoires of observations, procedures, risks and mistakes; lack of a synthesis of the empirical data, such as a form of diagnosis, or of the “epistemological extension” that might turn the observed case into an “experiment”.78 The Hippocratic use of individual evidence – the patient case – remained in this early stage a communication of pure data. Individual memory, in conclusion, the reception of an individual intellect – a future student, a training doctor – characterises the audience of these texts, motivates and even determines, concretely, their very existence.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::M Medicine
dc.subject.otherpatient cases
dc.subject.otherhippocratic
dc.subject.othercommunication
dc.subject.otherpatient cases
dc.subject.otherhippocratic
dc.subject.othercommunication
dc.subject.otherCase report
dc.subject.otherEpidemic
dc.subject.otherEpistemology
dc.subject.otherGalen
dc.subject.otherHistory of medicine
dc.subject.otherMedicine
dc.subject.otherMnemonic
dc.subject.otherPhysician
dc.titleChapter 3 The professional audiences of the Hippocratic Epidemics
dc.title.alternativePatient cases in Hippocratic scientific communication
dc.typechapter
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virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameTaylor & Francis
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttp://www.taylorandfrancis.com/
oapen.relation.isPartOfBookGreek Medical Literature and its Readers
virtual.oapen_relation_isPartOfBook.dc_titleGreek Medical Literature and its Readers
oapen.relation.isbn9781351205276
oapen.collectionWellcome
oapen.imprintRoutledge
oapen.pages19
dc.relationisFundedByWellcome Trust
dc.chapternumber1


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