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Catharsis: On the Art of Medicine - Szczeklik, Andrzej, and Lloyd-Jones, Antonia (Translated by), and Milosz, Czeslaw (Foreword by)
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The ancient Greeks used the term catharsis for the cleansing of both the body by medicine and the soul by art. In this inspiring book, internationally renowned cardiologist Andrzej Szczeklik draws deeply on our humanistic heritage to describe the artistry and the mystery of being a doctor. Moving between examples ancient and contemporary, mythological and scientific, Catharsis explores how medicine and art share common roots and pose common challenges. The process of diagnosis, for instance, belongs to a world of magic ...

Catharsis: On the Art of Medicine 2007, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226788685

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Catharsis: On the Art of Medicine 2005, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226788692