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Table Of Contents

Preface
1. The Stories in Context
I. Society and Culture
Galen's Life
Diseases and Death in Rome
Galen and Greek Culture
Galen's Corpus
Galen's Audience: "Friends and Companions"
Professionalism and Social Status
II. Narrative and Medicine
Hippocratic Case Histories
Case Histories after the Hippocratic Corpus
Inscriptions and the Cult of Asclepius
Written Tradition and Clinical Experience
Case Histories in Galen's Work
Memory and Autobiography
2. Place and Time
I. Context and Authenticity
II. Place
City
Country
Houses
III. Time
Chronology
Medical Time
Time and Narrative Structure
3. The Contest: Rivals, Spectators, and Judges
I. Agon
II. Rivals
Other Physicians
Confrontation
Demonstrating Superiority
III. Audience
Witness and Judge
The Addressee
Friends
Rivals and Patients
Family and Household
Husbands, Fathers, and Masters
IV. Failure
V. Case History and Healing Narrative
4. The Patient
I. Presenting the Patient
Names and Terms
Temperament and Constitution
Age
Sex: Female Patients
Social Information
Conclusion
II. Patient as Character
The Patient's Perspective
The Patient's Lifestyle
Character and Emotion
Conclusion
5. Physician and Patient
I. The Physician's Perspective: "I" and "We"
II. Physician and Patient
Intimacy
Obedience
Perceiving the Patient
III. Fever
6. Conclusion
Appendix A: Works Cited from Galen's Corpus
Appendix B: Table of Cases
Notes
Bibliography
Index