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Art, science and conjecture, from Hippocrates to Plato and Aristotle.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17144066     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper attempts to study the notion of stochazesthai in the Hippocratic Corpus in relation to Hippocratic reflections on the status of the medical art. Considering the passages where the verb stochazesthai is employed, we can see that this word is not yet synonymous with the term "conjecture". The main point of interest are the relations between the Hippocratic writings and the relevant works of Plato and Aristotle. In revising the concept of stochazesthai in this way, it appears that this "conjectural" mode of knowledge was unknown to the Hippocratic writers and that it is really too early in their case to speak of "stochastic medicine".
Véronique Boudon-Millot
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Studies in ancient medicine     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0925-1421     ISO Abbreviation:  Stud Anc Med     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-05     Completed Date:  2007-03-02     Revised Date:  2007-03-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9112135     Medline TA:  Stud Anc Med     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  87-99     Citation Subset:  QIS    
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MeSH Terms
Greek World / history
History, Ancient
Manuscripts, Medical / history
Philosophy, Medical / history*

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