ISSN 2409-5834

Оn the problem of periodization in the history of medicine

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Dmitry A. Balalykin


Periodization of the history of a research object serves not only as a general guide to a researcher but also reflects his methodology. The author discusses the main methodological issues in the periodization of medical history in a historiography. In relation to the history of medicine, these include the use of analysis principles that are characteristic for universal history, an understanding of the history of medicine as a “healing art”, commitment to the theory of conflict between science and religion, as well as the use of periodization schemes developed for other scientific disciplines.

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