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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern ...more
Published June 17th 2004 by Kessinger Publishing (first published June 1st 2004)
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Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: society, medical, health
short. This should be relooked at my modern thinkers on how the environment effects anatomy.

Air and water. We can not live without them but how shall their variation change our health, mind, appearance and movement. The founder of modern medicine muses and asks.

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Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
This dude is racist. He ties climate and culture/character together and claims that Europeans are “more courageous than Asiatics” because they endure a variety of weathers. Hippocrates is a physician, but obviously his tendency towards environmental determinism really breaks down his credibility as a healthcare professional.
Mar 11, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Hippocrates tries to show how one's health or lack of health is determined by natural causes depending on the region where they live.
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That was short but sweet. It was interesting the way Hippocrates made connections between climate and health of the people living there. There were bits here and there where he made an observation that science would later prove and expand upon.
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Interesting. I thought the Hippocratic Oath was contained in this text, but it is not, it is treated as its own separate entity. However, this text offers a remarkable glimpse into ancient epidemiology as Hippocrates outlines how various ailments differ with location and with the weather.
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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 revolutionize ...more

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