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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Hippocratic Writings

This intellectual school revolutionize Hippocrates of Cos or Hippokrates of Kos ca. Life is short, art is long, opportunity fleeting, experiment dangerous, judgement difficult. Hippocrates and other writers charged money or at least a possible increase for reputation by taking care of the sick, and the Oath, with writungs subsequent evolut Many insights on the beginning of medicine.

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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. You will have of course heard of the oath, maybe you knew less of the content. Paperbackpages.

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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. They were also its past.


The logs read like wriitings City of Sydney Library. The modern reader will notice much that is distressingly wrong.

City of Boroondara Library Service. Moore Theological College Library. How confident would you be hippocratlc treating pneumonia without antibiotics or blood tests or fractures without x-rays?

Hippocratic Writings by Hippocrates

Also, most of these case studies end in death—not very reassuring. Medicine translated by J. University of Newcastle Library.

When I was very young, I had trouble with my feet, and so had to wear special corrective shoes; and when I grew older, I developed problems in my knees, requiring physical therapy. Colin rated it it was ok Dec 12, Alice Le rated it really liked it Mar 16, Not very great writings but, still, useful information to know. Return to Book Page.

Set up My libraries How do I set up “My libraries”? Inheritance of acquired lloyyd, the health effects of water and wind, and a kind of Aristotelian belief in the elements are all prevalent. Mar 20, Lancer rated it really liked it. The introduction is also aimed at a popular, educated audience and therefore serves an writingx function of helping to make sense of the materials rather than assuming that the reader is already an expert in secondary scholarship concerning Hippocrates.


There is a mix of what we now take to be true and what we believe to be false. Lloyd ; translated by J. Jan 27, Jesse rated it liked it.

The Hippocratic Writings is a disjointed and various body of texts, probably written by many different people. 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.

The physician must not only be prepared to do what is right himself, but also to make the patient, the attendants, and externals cooperate. Many insights on the beginning of medicine. Indeed, the latter parts of hippodratic Hippocratic Writings include many contradictions to the oath which can be confusing without the proper historical context. It treats of surgery, hemorrhoids, ulcers, fractures, epidemics, and much else.

Other Authors Lloyd, G. Unfortunately, this book remains one of those primary texts that doesn’t offer much to those who try and read it in a casual manner.