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The Language of the Physicians who Produce Spiritual Texts

Joseph Ziegler

in Medicine and Religion c.1300: The Case of Arnau de Vilanova

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207269
eISBN:
9780191677595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207269.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

This chapter deals with the use of religious language in medical texts and with the use of medical language in religious texts. It asks whether the ... More


Constructing Textual Identity: Framing and Self-Reference in Egyptian Texts

Fredrik Hagen

in Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265420
eISBN:
9780191760471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265420.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses the way in which Egyptian literary, scientific, and mortuary texts present their own origins, and how they seek to construct a (largely fictional) historical identity for ... More


Introduction

Hannah Newton

in The Sick Child in Early Modern England, 1580-1720

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199650491
eISBN:
9780191741647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199650491.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Introduction summarises the book’s main arguments, provides definitions of key terms, sets out the parameters of the study, and situates the research in its wider historiographical context. It ... More


Terrestrial Suffering in a Topsy-Turvy World

Jean Baumgarten

Jerold C. Frakes (ed.)

in Introduction to Old Yiddish Literature

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199276332
eISBN:
9780191699894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276332.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Literature

There are three topics that illustrate the relationship between Jewish texts and the lived history of the Jewish people. First, there are historical poems linked to the elegiac tradition of Hebrew ... More


The Wife of Philinus, or the Doctors' Dilemma: Medical Signs and Cases and Non‐deductive Inference

G. E. R. Lloyd

in Maieusis: Essays in Ancient Philosophy in Honour of Myles Burnyeat

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199289974
eISBN:
9780191711008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289974.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter focuses on 5th- and early 4th-century medical texts. The Hippocratic Corpus provides rich materials for the study of non-deductive inference — as also do the extant remains of ... More


Homeopathy Is Not Medicine

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0072
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Samuel Hahnemann (1755–1843) was from a poor family and had to translate English (and later French and Italian) medical and pharmaceutical texts to finance his studies. He uncovered a clue in British ... More


Stylistics of healthcare discourse

Martin Solly

in The Stylistics of Professional Discourse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748691692
eISBN:
9781474418546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691692.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter looks at the language of medicine, at communication in the various spheres of healthcare, and more specifically at the use of language in these settings. The first part outlines the ... More


The Founding Years

Gerard N. Burrow

in A History of Yale's School of Medicine: Passing Torches to Others

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092073
eISBN:
9780300132885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092073.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter describes how the Yale College curriculum was designed primarily for the education of clergymen. During the first half-century of the college's existence, nearly one-fourth of Yale ... More


Readings

Curtis L. Meinert

in An Insider’s Guide to Clinical Trials

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199742967
eISBN:
9780199897278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742967.003.0021
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Every trialist needs a library of standard textbooks. Clearly, this should include texts on the nuts and bolts of trials, texts on biostatistics, and texts devoted to the ethics of medical research. ... More


Primers, Medical Texts, and Other Works

Peter Francis Kornicki

in Languages, scripts, and Chinese texts in East Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198797821
eISBN:
9780191839139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797821.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter follows on from Chapters 8 and 9, which were devoted to Buddhist and Confucian texts, and applies a similar analysis to a variety of other texts with a focus on those that were subjected ... More


Medical Vocabulary, with Especial Reference to the Hippocratic Corpus

Elizabeth Craik

in Liddell and Scott: The History, Methodology, and Languages of the World's Leading Lexicon of Ancient Greek

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198810803
eISBN:
9780191847912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810803.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the emergence of Hippocratic lexicography. The study of medical texts, and to a limited extent the study of medical vocabulary, has attracted much interest recently, and can be ... More


The Making of Victorian Sexuality

Michael Mason

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122470
eISBN:
9780191671425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122470.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

At a time when AIDS, abortion, and sexual abuse have become favourite topics of media and academic debate, it is no surprise that the Victorians, with their strong associations with prudery and ... More


Medical and Mythical Constructions of the Body in Sanskrit Texts 1

Wendy Doniger

in On Hinduism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199360079
eISBN:
9780199377923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360079.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the concept of the human body in Hinduism by analyzing three Sanskrit texts: medical texts, The Laws of Manu, and the Puranas. It first considers the doctrine of the three ... More


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