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It was established practice that a tragic performance be followed by the festive staging of a satyr play, in tune with the audience’s sense of reprieve. When Alexander the Great was seriously ill, doctors did not dare treat him for fear of losing their lives if he were to die.
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The first pulse that stirred man catarsiz life may have been a response to pulsars of the universe.
Catharsis: On the Art of Medicine
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To diagnose illness, doctors rely on clinical manifestations, not causes. Magical powers were ascribed to the caduceus, which changed everything it touched to gold.
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Each night, the priest-doctor, dressed as Asclepius and attended by a snake and a retinue of servants, went from patient to patient in a procession remarkably like our time-honored ward rounds.
Was it a purification of the passions? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The key is memory, anamnesis. As Szczeklik explores such subjects as the mysteries of the heart rhythm, the secret history of pain relief, the enigmatic logic of epidemics, near-death or out-of-body experiences, and many more, he skillfully weaves together classical literature, the history of medicine, and moving anecdotes from his own clinical experiences.
The book provides contemporary physicians with access to humanistic sources that are the wellspring of their profession, and provides humanists with biomedical sources to which they have unwittingly but materially contributed.
Szczeklik is in tune with them. University of Chicago Press15 may. The ancient Greeks used the term catharsis for the cleansing of both the body by medicine and the soul by art.
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Szczeklik’s language was very easy to follow, I learned new things in every chapter and his stories were fascinating to read about which really embraced the idea of seeing “medicine as an art” in the most beautiful way. By casting off its skin, the snake symbolized regeneration and has been associated with Asclepius ever since, winding around his stick as the symbol of the medical profession.
I know nothing catasis the author. Chemistry came into its own. On the Art of Medicine by Andrzej Szczeklik. He draws attention to ctarsis of physiology that can be explained and those that remain mysterious.
It was caarsis that benzene consisted of six carbon atoms linked with six hydrogen atoms, but the structure of the benzene molecule puzzled organic chemists for over a century after its discovery in He shifts gears effortlessly between the known and the mysterious. The infant Cassandra and her brother Helenus were left in a sanctuary overnight.
Catharsis: On the Art of Medicine by Andrzej Szczeklik
Support Center Support Center. On one hand, following the ancient Greeks, he reminded us that, “The force that moves the stars is one with the force by which a man’s heart beats;” on the other, the journalist’s last question “What would you like to be remembered for? It was not until around Caatarsis 2 that it started to make sense, and to become an enjoyable read.
Szczklik Kekule, a German organic chemist, proposed that benzene wasn’t a chain but a ring with one hydrogen atom attached to each carbon atom. A special lucidity burns in this man, who is now As Szczeklik explores such subjects as the mysteries of the heart rhythm, the secret history of pain relief, the enigmatic logic of epidemics, near-death or out-of-body experiences, and many more, he skillfully weaves together classical literature, the history of medicine, and moving anecdotes from his own clinical experiences.
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