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Hippocrates (Biography from Ancient Civilizations) (Biography from Ancient Civilizations)

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- Full-color laminated covers - Side-sewn library binding - Full-color photos throughout - Chronology - Historical Timeline - Chapter Notes - Further Reading - Works Consulted - Web addresses - Index
Library Binding, 48 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Mitchell Lane Publishers (first published 2006)
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I was hoping for a book that went a little deeper into the life of Hippocrates the man and scholar, however I'm not sure if what I seek can actually exist. As this book aptly explains, little is known about Hippocrates, and much of what is attributed to him may in fact be the work of others.

I enjoyed the excerpts on ancient medicine and modern applications (leeches and maggots, for example). I also found interesting the information on Hippocratic Medicine as the foundation of much of the scienc
Cynthia Egbert
Aug 18, 2016 rated it liked it
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I am intrigued by the stories that were used to tell the biography of this enigmatic figure in history. We know so little about what really happened in the life of Hippocrates but we know enough to realize the truth that he preached and that we do indeed need to follow his basic principles even as we come to understand more about the human body than he was able to know with his limited instruments and opportunities. This one is a great idea to offer to your young people and make certain that you ...more
Jul 04, 2015 rated it liked it
Hippocrates has alwasys interested me, and this book filled in some of the pieces. Not all by any means. But the short book, which I read over a period of about a week's time, did explain what is known about him, and how it is presumably known, and why not more is known. The book discusses other characters, just as interesting and how they were influenced by Hippocrates. A nice timeline, glossary and further references --always helpful!
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