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[Two states in the history of the concept of contagion: from Hippocrates to Galen].

Abstract

The Hippocratic doctor does not believe any more in magico-religious "miasmata" that pollute whole populations; he accuses the environmental air, thus freeing his fellow-men from the fear of gods' wrath but impeding the rise of the concept of contagion and disconnecting his own experience from the vet's. Galen however observing a few cases of lepra in Minor Asia intuits human contagion.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Gourevitch D
Year of Publication
2001
Journal
Bulletin de l'Academie nationale de medecine
Volume
185
Issue
5
Number of Pages
977-86
Date Published
2001
Language
fre
ISSN Number
0001-4079
Alternate Journal
Bull. Acad. Natl. Med.
Publication Language
fre

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