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dc.contributor.advisorHunt, Jeff
dc.contributor.authorOlson, Cody
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-24T22:06:49Z
dc.date.available2022-08-24T22:06:49Z
dc.date.copyright2022-08-05
dc.date.issued2022-08-24
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2104/12116
dc.description.abstractHippocratic philosophy, originating in the 5th century B.C.E., has maintained an enduring influence over the practice of medicine for over two millennia. This thesis argues that three core Hippocratic principles—rationality, theatricality, and identity—have shaped modern medicine in a particularly interesting fashion. Rationality fostered the separation of medicine from other forms of magico-religious healing. It also promoted the educational reform and therapeutic advancement characteristic of the Hippocratic physicians. Theatricality in medicine developed from the physician’s need to inspire awe and confidence in his patient base. The performative behavior and symbols that helped ancient physicians build rapport have analogs in modern medicine. Finally, the Hippocratic Corpus and the Oath in particular set a precedent for the sense of personal ownership the physician should feel for their craft. It demonstrates that the responsibility of a physician influences their behavior in both professional and private affairs.en_US
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dc.subjectHistory of Medicineen_US
dc.subjectHippocratic Medicineen_US
dc.subjectRational Medicineen_US
dc.subjectPerformative Medicineen_US
dc.subjectPhysician Identityen_US
dc.titleRationality, Theatricality, and Identity – The Enduring Attributes of Hippocratic Medicineen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity Scholars.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsHonors College - Honors Programen_US
dc.contributor.schoolsUniversity Scholarsen_US


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