Lecture#10-Barbarians and Greeks

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12 Feb 2012
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Main outline of lecture: aims at the objective and also reflects the prejudice of society, medicine aims to be objective but also reflects social prejudice (women are diagnosed more frequently than men with mental disorders) Reflects the idea of women being more sensitive and more emotional: cultural prejudice is reflected in medical practice, doctors are people who grew up in culture. Despite their goal of objectivity, it seeps into their practices: the reading of hippocrates reflected greek contemporary thought and how it was thought of scientifically, medicine as a lens on this relationship: have serious consequences for daily life. The kind of care that one gets (medical care) shapes the way how we view our body, longevity, everyday health etc . Hippocrates (5 th bce: contemporary and same time as herodotus, father of greek medicine (first doctor in western society) hippocratic.

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