By Chiara Thumiger

The Hippocratic texts and different modern clinical resources have frequently been neglected in discussions of historical psychology. they've been thought of to be extra mechanical and no more unique than poetic and philosophical representations, in addition to later clinical texts reminiscent of these of Galen. This e-book does justice to those early scientific bills through 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 assets not just as archaeological records but additionally within the mild of methodological discussions which are primary to the histories of psychiatry and psychology. because of this technique, the booklet should be very important for students of those disciplines in addition to these of Greek literature and philosophy, strongly advocating the relevance of historic rules to trendy debates.

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