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By Markus Asper, Anna-Maria Kanthak

Medical and technological texts haven't performed an important position in glossy literary feedback. This assortment, focusing totally on scientific and mathematical texts from old Greece, goals at forthcoming old Greek technological know-how from the cross-disciplinary viewpoint of authorship. one of the questions addressed are: How does clinical writing range from ‘literary’ writing? In what methods does the writer current himself as an authoritative determine? as well as delivering a brand new method of this enormous sector of historical literature, this assortment displays at the different types of medical and scholarly conversation present this day.

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Keyser Figure 5: P. Edwin Smith (col. 7R, line 9). 100 The Egyptian word for “split” is peshen, the word for “perforation” is tehem, and for “smash” it is śed – all three may be seen, listed in order, in case 18 (col. 7R, line 9): Figure 5. Several observations are pertinent. The three names for damage indicate increasing degrees of damage, “smash” being worse than “perforation”, and that in turn worse than a mere “split”. The “smash” is clearly a compound fracture (described in Cases 5 and 6), and the “perforation” seems to mean a separation at the sutures of the skull – Case 7 establishes the connection.

66 Sanderson 1999. 68 Moreover, just as in biological evolution, the selection process can be conscious or unconscious. The process of conscious, or ‘artificial’, selection in biological evolution is also familiar – for example, in the way that humans bred dogs from wolves, or created corn and other cultivars. The distinction between conscious and unconscious selection is no dichotomy, but a matter of degree. As we pay more and more attention to some process of selection that we are performing, we become more and more conscious that we are indeed selecting.

2005, 183. 115 Vuln. cap. 222–228 Littré = Hanson 1999, 76–78). 116 Iversen 1953, 168–169, creates a different correspondence, also close but not exact: peshen (1) to (1) rhōgmē; then śed (3) to (2) phlasis; and tehem (2) to (3) hedra. The Name and Nature of Science: Authorship in Social and Evolutionary Context 45 Egyptian Greek “perforation” / tehem:  : rhōgmē / “break” “split” / peshen:  : phlásis / “crush” “smash” / śed:  : eísphlasis / “in-crush” Table : Egyptian and Greek Classification of Head Wounds But the relation between them is not one of influence117 – note the inversion of the order of the two lesser forms of damage.

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