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    Introduction. Disease classification and mental illness: ancient and modern perspectives

    Singer, Peter N. and Thumiger, C. (2018) Introduction. Disease classification and mental illness: ancient and modern perspectives. In: Singer, Peter N. and Thumiger, C. (eds.) Mental Illness in Ancient Medicine: From Celsus to Paul of Aegina. Studies in Ancient Medicine 50. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, pp. 1-32. ISBN 9789004362727.

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    The introduction sets out the intellectual issues and methodological challenges involved in researching ancient medical notions of mental illness, taking account of recent philosophical as well as historical work. It proceeds to give an overview of the key medical authors of the imperial and early Byzantine period and their definitional and practical approaches to mental illness, from Celsus at the turn of the millennium to Paul of Aegina in the seventh century.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Ancient medicine, history of psychiatry, psyche, Celsus, Galen
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Peter Singer
    Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2019 06:56
    Last Modified: 04 Jul 2022 12:32


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