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Hippocrates 1: Ancient Medicine

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Book by Hippocrates. Includes:
- On Ancient Medicine or Tradition in Medicine
- Epidemics I and III
- On Airs, Waters, and Places
- The Hippocratic Oath
- On Aliment or Nutriment
- Precepts

432 pages, Hardcover

First published January 1, 1923

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Hippocrates of Cos or Hippokrates of Kos (ca. 460 BC – ca. 370 BC) was an ancient Greek physician of the Age of Pericles, and was considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He is referred to as the "father of medicine" in recognition of his lasting contributions to the field as the founder of the Hippocratic School of medicine. This intellectual school revolutionized medicine in ancient Greece, establishing it as a discipline distinct from other fields that it had traditionally been associated with (notably theurgy and philosophy), thus making medicine a profession.

However, the achievements of the writers of the Corpus, the practitioners of Hippocratic medicine, and the actions of Hippocrates himself are often commingled; thus very little is known about what Hippocrates actually thought, wrote, and did. Nevertheless, Hippocrates is commonly portrayed as the paragon of the ancient physician. In particular, he is credited with greatly advancing the systematic study of clinical medicine, summing up the medical knowledge of previous schools, and prescribing practices for physicians through the Hippocratic Oath and other works.

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August 19, 2021
Very interesting read! However, it was not the complete anthology that I was looking for. Nor is this a list of ingredients and uses.
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April 8, 2009
Very interesting to view the development of medicine in ancient times. That said, it's slow going and filled with ideas that can make you beat yourself about the head, though that can hardly be blamed on the author.
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