Table of contents for Galen and the rhetoric of healing / Susan P. Mattern.

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 Table of Contents
Preface iii
Note on References ix
1. The Stories in Context 1
I. Society and Culture: Galen's life (3) Diseases and death in Rome (6)--Galen and Greek culture
(9)--Galen's corpus (17)--Galen's audience, "friends and companions" (21)--Professionalism and
social status (32).
II. Narrative and Medicine (42): Hippocratic case histories (44)--Case histories after the
Hippocratic Corpus (48)--Inscriptions and the cult of Asclepius (55)--Written tradition and clinical
experience (57)--Case histories in Galen's work (62)--Memory and autobiography (67)
2. Place and Time 117
I. Context and Authenticity (117).
II. Place: City (118) Country (126) Houses (129).
III. Time: Chronology (137)--Medical time (139)--Time and Narrative Structure (144).
3. The Contest: Rivals, Spectators, and Judges 170
I. Agon (170).
II. Rivals: Other physicians (174) Confrontation (178)--Demonstrating superiority (182).
III. Audience: Witness and judge (188)--The addressee (193) Friends (195)--Rivals and patients
(199)--Family and household (201)--Husbands, fathers and masters (203).
IV. Failure (207).
V. Case History and Healing Narrative (211).
4. The Patient 227
I Presenting the Patient: Names and terms (230) Temperament and constitution (233) Age
(239) Sex: female patients (249) Social information (254) Conclusions (259).
II. The Patient as Character: The patient's perspective (261) The patient's lifestyle
(271) Character and emotion (282) Conclusion (289).
5. Physician and Patient 318
I. The physician's perspective: "I" and "We" (318). 
II. Physician and Patient: Intimacy (322) Obedience (330) Perceiving the patient (336).
III. Fever (345).
6. Conclusion 361
Appendix A: Works Cited from Galen's Corpus 367
Appendix B: Table of Cases 380

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Medicine, Greek and Roman.
Physician and patient -- History.
Physicians -- Biography.
Greek World -- Biography.
History of Medicine.
History, Ancient.
Philosophy, Medical -- history.
Physicians -- history.
Roman World -- Biography.