This work is a sampling of the Hippocratic Corpus, a collection of ancient Greek medical works. At the beginning, and interspersed throughout. , , Greek, Ancient (to ), English, Book edition: Hippocratic writings / edited with an introduction by G.E.R. Lloyd ; translated by J. Chadwick [et al.]. Hippocratic Writings has ratings and 11 reviews. Corinne said: I read G.E.R. Lloyd (Introduction) Be the first to ask a question about Hippocratic Writings.

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Indeed, the latter parts of the Hippocratic Writings include many contradictions to the oath which can be confusing without the proper historical context. For one, the Hippocratics believed in the four humors of the body—black bile, yellow bile, phlegm, and blood—which we now know to be hopelessly false.

It is so morbidly detached from emotion at times. All of my adult teeth now sit snugly in my mouth, despite some drilling and filling, thanks to my diligent dentist. Mar 20, Lancer rated it really liked it. Hippocrates and other writers charged money or at least a possible increase for reputation by taking care of the sick, and the Oath, with it’s subsequent evolution, is of interest of anyone on the medical area I enjoyed it even not being one of them.

Feb 18, Brittany Jackson rated it liked it. Another impressive quality of the Hippocratics were their professionalism. On the second day all the symptoms were exacerbated; late in the evening had a proper stool from a small clyster [enema]; the night quiet.

Hippocrates and other writers charged money or at least a possible increase for reputation by taking care of the sick, and the Oath, with it’s subsequent evolut Many insights on the beginning of medicine. Marcello Cisalpino rated it really liked it Dec 04, I find it fascinating to think about how the Greeks looked at disease and the course modern medicine has followed. Amina Iqbal rated it it was amazing Nov 11, Not very great writings but, still, useful information to know.


Well, on to the book. Ars long, vita brevis. I tried to read it straight through, but some parts were so dry and technical as to be nearly incomprehensible.

Many insights on the beginning of medicine.

It treats of surgery, hemorrhoids, ulcers, fractures, epidemics, and much else. Hippocratic Writings Hippocrates Limited preview – With this in mind it is amazing to see how much they could do with what little they had. 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.

By the way, I read the edition in the old Great Books of the Western World series; the Penguin edition might be better edited. If you have an interest in ancient Greek science, then The Hippocratic Writings are probably something you can pass by in favor of the large amount of other quality works on the subject.

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In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up. This is a collection of writings predominately composed between and BC, which represent the beginning of systemic medical inquiry in ancient Greece.

Nov 04, Corinne rated it really liked it Shelves: The simplistic treatments of preventative medicine, exercise, diet and environment are held to be the future of medical care. Was Hippocrates the father of medicine?


Lonie The seed and the nature of the child The heart. Medicine translated by J. I can appreciate my position of being a 21st Century boy, that I do not have to suffer leeching or castration for whatever ails me. Nonetheless, it is fascinating to see where these ideas come from. Account Options Sign in. Hippocratic Writings HippocratesJ.

Mohammad Al-Hasan rated it really liked it Nov 02, Comments and reviews What are comments? Kingston Information and Library Service.

Hawkesbury City Council Library Service. The writers were the pioneers of hippocraticc medicine; their ideas, dominant for centuries, still reveal to us the ideal of ethical practice, as well as the origins not just of Writjngs medicine but of scientific method.

Many parts of the book are fascinating windows into the ancient world; but many parts are little more than tedious instruction manuals. Nevertheless, I think that the reflections contained in this book are, in the main, impressively modern.

Hippocratic Writings

Some are technical works on embryology, surgery or anatomy; others are addressed to a lay audience; all are informed with the spirit of inquiry. Among the highlights are an excellently written procedural manual on fractures, a speculative essay on how climate affects health peoples in humid lands are deemed mentally sluggishand the morbidly funny logs that track the health of pa This is a fairly interesting collection of medical treatises, procedures, essays, logs, and, what is most famous of all now, the Hippocratic oath.

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