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Title: "It is wisest here, as always, to maintain a balance": the medical dissertations of Friedrich Schiller
Contributor(s): Albury, William Randall (author); Weisz, George M (author)
Publication Date: 2004
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Abstract: Johann Christoph Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805) is remembered today for his contributions to literature and aesthetic theory - it is less well known that his first career was in medicine (an army appointment). Scholars have generally held that his primary interest lay in psychology and the psychological aspects of medicine, and that his commitment to other aspects of medicine was perfunctory at best. The present paper argues that a study of Schiller's three medical dissertations - two on psychological aspects of medicine and one on fevers - reveals his attempt "to maintain a balance" between the mind and the body in his approach to medicine.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of Medical Biography, 12(4), p. 231-238
Publisher: Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 0967-7720
Field of Research (FOR): 210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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