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Publication Title: 
Tidsskrift for Den Norske Laegeforening: Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Raekke

The message of this essay is that love can be regarded as an essential feature of the practice of medicine. One of the doctor's tasks is to build a bridge between medicine as an "objective" science and the patient as a unique and vulnerable individual. In most medical encounters, the doctor-patient relationship needs not reach down to an existential level. The bridge between medicine and patient may then be minimalistic, based on general competence and respect.

Author(s): 
Getz, L.
Publication Title: 
Tidsskrift for Den Norske Laegeforening: Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Raekke

Emil Aarestrup (1800-56) worked as a general physician, later as a public health officer in Denmark. He married his cousin and wrote love poems to her and to other women. His erotic poetry is regarded as the most elegant in Danish literature. His poems have precise words and colourful details and show a special sense of the condensed mood in the erotic situation. He writes upon the complex nature of love: union, separation and death.

Author(s): 
Lund, Per Joachim Aarestrup
Publication Title: 
Tidsskrift for Den Norske Lægeforening: Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Række
Author(s): 
Kennedy, A.
Publication Title: 
Tidsskrift for Den Norske Lægeforening: Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Række
Author(s): 
Langfeldt, G.
Publication Title: 
Tidsskrift for Den Norske Lægeforening: Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Række
Author(s): 
Alnaes, R.
Publication Title: 
Tidsskrift for Den Norske Lægeforening: Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Række
Author(s): 
Alnaes, R.
Publication Title: 
Tidsskrift for Den Norske Lægeforening: Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Række
Author(s): 
Alnaes, R.
Publication Title: 
Tidsskrift for Den Norske Lægeforening: Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Række
Author(s): 
Borg, V.
Publication Title: 
Tidens Tann
Publication Title: 
Tidsskrift for Den Norske Lægeforening: Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Række

Jean Martin Charcot (1825-1893) is known as the founder of neurology in France and was one of the most versatile medical researchers of his times. At the climax of his career in the Salpêtrière in Paris he began to study the phenomenon of hysteria. Hysterical symptoms were very common in the late nineteenth century in Europe and were looked upon as a challenge to medical science. By means of accurate observation, Charcot managed to describe the distinct features of hysteria. The disease became an accepted medical entity and patients were less often regarded as simulators.

Author(s): 
von Plessen, K.

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