Medical history from the viewpoint of the patient Academic Article uri icon


  • The patient narrative is now an established literary form, but has been largely disregarded within medicine. Medical history in general also pays only passing attention to the testimonies of individual patients. The patient narrative is not a merely contemporary development, however, but has many precursors in the past. This article outlines a project to bring medical history and the patient narrative into relationship and thereby to give the patient an intellectual history.

publication date

  • March 2005