ISSN 2409-5834

Case history in the traditions of medical education

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Elena E. Berger


The article examines the formation of medical narratives and the possibilities of using these types of sources in historical and medical history research. The tradition of describing individual cases of diseases originated in ancient Greece – a classic example of this is the Epidemic treatise from the Hippocratic Corpus. In the Renaissance, the cultural reorientation towards interest in the human individual stimulated the physicians to reconstruct narrative practices.

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