Case Number 81

  • Asaf Goldschmidt
Part of the Archimedes book series (ARIM, volume 54)


This case focuses on an issue seldom debated by ancient physicians: when has medicine actually cured a disorder, and when has the patient simply recovered spontaneously? Both patients and doctors have usually assumed that the therapist is entitled to the credit. Xu raises the issue in the first section of the record, using a comment from a bystander.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Asaf Goldschmidt
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of East Asian StudiesTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Visiting ProfessorRenmin University of ChinaBeijingChina

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