I accompanied the whale-fishers on several expeditions to the North Sea; I voluntarily endured cold, famine, thirst, and want of sleep; I often worked harder than the common sailors during the day and devoted my nights to the study of mathematics, the theory of medicine
, and those branches of physical science from which a naval adventurer might derive the greatest practical advantage.
I explain to patients "The Spider Web Theory of Medicine
": Pull on one part of the web and the whole web jiggles.
According to this medieval theory of medicine
, yellow bile or choler, the humor that governs anger, spirit and courage, makes a person choleric, or hot-tempered.
Arabic medicine brought a large range of new herbs, a sophisticated and rational system and theory of medicine
and the knowledge to build complex formulations of several herbs properly prepared for maximum therapeutic effect."
This is in keeping with a theory of medicine
that considers that the true meaning of the medical encounter lies in the reconstruction of the person in need of help through many different languages (the technical, the everyday, and the moral).
It pioneered the way for an integrated medical curriculum - where students were taught practical and the theory of medicine
together - and in 1994 led research into ageing with the development of the Institute for Ageing and Health.
Each authored seminal works in the ethics and theory of medicine
. All three, however, were best known to generations of practitioners for their aphorisms, those pithy pearls of clinical wisdom that encapsulated what they had learned by careful observations at the bedsides of many patients.
Around the same time, physicians John Snow, Louis Pasteur and, later, Robert Koch laid the foundation for our modern understanding of microbiology and the pathogenic theory of medicine
Their topics include the sources for his time at the court of Ludwig the Bavarian, issues in translating his Defensor Pacis, his use of Aristotelian ontology and the Medieval theory of medicine
, and the sovereignty of the multitude in his work and that by other Aristotelian commentators.
Still, I did my best and learned a great deal in the process of trying to put the theory of medicine
Medicine is as much an art as it is a science, but most textbooks address only the science and theory of medicine
. The Color Atlas and Text of Clinical Medicine is innovative in its approach and addresses the theoretic basis of medicine, and then takes it one step further to include a clinical guide to the practice of medicine.