Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Corpus: The Hippocratic Writings (Classics of Medicine)” as Want to Read:
The Corpus: The Hippocratic Writings (Classics of Medicine)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Corpus: The Hippocratic Writings (Classics of Medicine)

3.51  ·  Rating details ·  37 ratings  ·  2 reviews
The Corpus of Hippocrates is a collection of early medical works written and inspired by the ancient Greek physician and his students. Containing lectures, research, and philosophical essays on medicine, the Corpus is one of the earliest medical texts in human history. With actual case studies from the ancient world, it's a fascinating peek into the history of medicine ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published August 5th 2008 by Kaplan Publishing
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Corpus, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Corpus

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.51  · 
Rating details
 ·  37 ratings  ·  2 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of The Corpus: The Hippocratic Writings (Classics of Medicine)
Barry
Feb 06, 2011 rated it liked it
No way am I going to review a medical text written by the father of modern medicine. My hubris does not stretch so far.
Matt
Aug 08, 2010 rated it it was ok
Life is short, and art long; pg. 47, Sec. 1, Aphorisms
Hippocrates, the Greek doctor from Kos who practiced in the 5th and 4th centuries B.C. is best known for the oath that takes his name. During a time when gods dispensed calamities upon Western man, he strove to refine and expand medicine into a professional art.

The Corpus, of questionable authorship, consists of various essays on medicine. Starting with the Oath of Hippocrates, the essays attempt to catalogue the science, practices and
...more
Blake Kruger
rated it it was amazing
Jan 16, 2017
Erinn
rated it it was amazing
Nov 21, 2016
Jeffrey
rated it liked it
Aug 06, 2010
Keri LaPensee
rated it it was ok
Mar 14, 2011
Robert Kaufman
rated it really liked it
Dec 15, 2012
Kafkasfriend
rated it it was amazing
Dec 13, 2010
Sean
rated it liked it
Jul 24, 2013
Arina Hemmington
rated it really liked it
Mar 14, 2017
Cate Juin
rated it liked it
Aug 17, 2015
Kaley
rated it really liked it
Jun 23, 2012
Ursu Traian
rated it really liked it
Sep 15, 2014
Amber
rated it really liked it
Feb 23, 2012
Chris
rated it liked it
Sep 30, 2018
Mary
rated it liked it
Aug 24, 2013
Coincidentia oppositorum
rated it really liked it
Oct 24, 2012
Holly Beth
rated it it was amazing
Jun 07, 2014
Craig
rated it liked it
Jan 20, 2012
Andrei
rated it it was ok
May 03, 2013
Dee
rated it liked it
Jan 13, 2013
Frank Maybusher
rated it liked it
May 06, 2015
Brett Childs
rated it liked it
Dec 20, 2017
Nasch
rated it liked it
Feb 07, 2017
Brittany Mixon
rated it it was amazing
Jan 15, 2015
Chris
rated it it was amazing
Apr 07, 2015
Julius
rated it liked it
Aug 22, 2019
Derek Bumgardner
rated it really liked it
Jul 25, 2017
Rachel
rated it it was amazing
Dec 19, 2014
M. Jordan
rated it it was amazing
Nov 11, 2012
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
  • The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
  • Parallel Lives
  • Sexuality and the Psychology of Love
  • Letters from a Stoic
  • The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956 (Abridged)
  • The Jungle Book
  • The Nicomachean Ethics
  • Fathers and Sons
  • Bleak House
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Extraordinary Voyages, #6)
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • The Three Musketeers (The D'Artagnan Romances, #1)
  • Sons and Lovers
  • Capitalism and Freedom
  • The Open Society and Its Enemies
  • The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories
  • Tarzan of the Apes (Tarzan, #1)
See similar books…
132 followers
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 ...more