Medicine and the Five Senses

Medicine and the Five Senses

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Doctors must use their five senses in their daily practice, especially in diagnosing disease. Many of the essays in this illustrated collection focus on the diagnostic setting, from the Greek physicians to CAT scanners, and on the ways in which medical education has attempted to train doctors to use their senses. Other essays explore the wider presentation of medicine, anatomy, and disease, through the visual arts and the media. They demonstrate the extent to which medicine is a visual activity, but do not neglect the other senses, as well as historical preoccupations with the role of reason in the doctor's life.... by S. Huot in From Song to Book: The Poetics of Writing in Old French Lyric and Lyrical Narrative Poetry (Ithaca, 1987), pp. 135-73. 5 More normally illustrators would show the poet writing or reading aloud, sometimes in the presence of his lady. ... 25-6. The verse redaction, anonymous, is edited by A. Thordstein in Le bestiaire da#39;amour rime (Lund, 1941). 9 While a ... 10 Huot wonders if the figure might be Richarda#39;s lady none the less, since the opening lines of the Bestiaire rimeanbsp;...

Title:Medicine and the Five Senses
Author: William F. Bynum, Roy Porter
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1993

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