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By Chiara Thumiger

The Hippocratic texts and different modern clinical resources have frequently been missed in discussions of historical psychology. they've been thought of to be extra mechanical and not more designated than poetic and philosophical representations, in addition to later scientific texts similar to these of Galen. This e-book does justice to those early scientific money owed by means of demonstrating their richness and class, their many connections with different modern cultural items and the indebtedness of later medication to their observations. moreover, it reads those resources not just as archaeological records but in addition within the gentle of methodological discussions which are primary to the histories of psychiatry and psychology. because of this strategy, the booklet might be very important for students of those disciplines in addition to these of Greek literature and philosophy, strongly advocating the relevance of historical principles to trendy debates.

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