Diagnosis in Corpus Hippocraticum: (Also) a Question of Trust
Keywords:Corpus Hippocraticum, Diagnosis , Trust
AbstractIn 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?