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New field of palaeopathography digs up treasures of medical knowledge
 

New field of palaeopathography digs up treasures of medical knowledge

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Palaeopathography, as part of bioarchelogy, combines modern medical knowledge with the analysis of ancient texts to give insight on diagnostic mysteries that occurred historically.
 
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20 Nov 2016 - General
 
Palaeopathography is another informative field that has been recently invented. It deals with famous historical figures that have plenty of information preserved as history and it can configure out disease of famous people from history. Palaeopathography will be helpful in finding and investigating signs and symptoms of diseases without the need of studies of ancient bones and mummies. Such information provides insights to a related new discipline of paleao-semiotics as well. The biggest challen...
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Paleopathography is a style of biography that overemphasizes the negative aspects of a person's life and work, such as failure, unhappiness, illness, and tragedy. The main focus in this area is to study through texts and unmaterialistic evidence. On the other hand, palaeopathology is the study of past disease in human remains; it is a sub-discipline of bioarchaeology (study of human remains from archaeological sites). Of course depending on narratives and old texts can be helpful in absence ...
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