Semiotics and medicine

  title={Semiotics and medicine},
  author={T. von Uexk{\"u}ll},
The following statements about the possibility of a theory of signs for medicine are based on my subjective concepts about signs and about medicine. For both I have to shoulder the sole responsibility. As my ideas are in various respects not in agreement with the customary concepts, I must point out in detail what I mean by 'sign' and by 'medicine'. As for the first point, I am a layman, i.e., I have dealt only in an amateurish way , with traditional theories of signs (Pierce, Morris, Saussure… Expand
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