Diagnosis in Corpus Hippocraticum: (Also) a Question of Trust

Salvatore Di Piazza

Abstract


In this article we will begin by giving a general overview of diagnosis in Corpus Hippocraticum, by analyzing its epistemological structure. We will then focus on the following three strictly connected questions:

- What is the role of the narrative dimension, and in particular the relationship between semeia and logoi, in diagnostic process?

- What role does trust (pistis) play - in different ways - in the diagnostic process in the triadic relation of doctor-patient-disease?

- Is there a relationship between the role of trust and the epistemological status of medical diagnosis?

 

Keywords: Corpus Hippocraticum -  Diagnosis - Trust


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