Introduction of Biomedical Science

Introduction of Biomedical Science

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Introduction of Biomedical Science INFECTION & INFECTIOUS DISEASES Eui-Cheol Shin, MD, PhD (; ☎4236; Bldg E7, Rm 4109) Graduate School of Medical Science & Engineering, KAIST
  • hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome
  • bacteria prokaryotes
  • discovery of penicillin from a fungus
  • virus arenaviruses lassa
  • hospital infection
  • drug resistance
  • virus



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Hayden White, “T heHistorical Text as Literary Artifact ” White applies theories of fiction to historical writing (ie historiography). His essay raises questions about the disciplinary boundaries between HISTORY and LITERATURE (Fact vs. Fiction). He coins the term“ m etahistory(histories/stories about history) This theory attempts to blur the disciplinary distinctions between Historiography and Literature (Fiction). He argues strongly that historians employ the “ historical imagination” whendepicting the past. Inother words the historian relies on the narrative strategies of a literary writer. His idea is that HISTORY is narrative prose shaped by literary conventions and the historian’s imagination.
Perhaps historical narrative even employs types of “plots ”or “emplotments ”(tragic, comic, romantic, satiric). Hayden White returns to ageold considerations; like Aristotle who in thePOETICSquestioned the fundamental differences between“ h istory”and ‘poetry’: “Poetry tends to express the universal, history the particular.” Notion of a truly scientific (positivist) historical representation has its origins in the th mid19 century(Ranke:Wie es eigentlich gewesen= how it actually was); postwar theory questions the objectivity of the historiography. Questions raised: does the“ valueneutral” ?Can events historian “emplot ”historical events and to give them meaning?
What are the possible modes of historical REPRESENTATION? Where lies the balance between factual reconstruction and imagination recreation? We often question the“ realism” ofliterature; Hayden White inverts this old question and questions the “f iction” inhistory! Canwe make use of this idea in our study of literary texts and histories dealing with the WWIIperiod in the Nordic/Baltic region?