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Hippocratic Writings : Penguin Classics - Hippocrates

Hippocratic Writings

Penguin Classics

Paperback Published: 1st May 1984
ISBN: 9780140444513
Number Of Pages: 384
For Ages: 18+ years old

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This work is a sampling of the Hippocratic Corpus, a collection of ancient Greek medical works. At the beginning, and interspersed throughout, there are discussions on the philosophy of being a physician. There is a large section about how to treat limb fractures, and the section called The Nature of Man describes the physiological theories of the time. The book ends with a discussion of embryology and a brief anatomical description of the heart.

About The Author

Hippocrates (460 BC- 377 BC) became known as the founder of medicine and was regarded as the greatest physician of his time. He based his medical practice on observations and on the study of the human body. He founded a medical school on the island of Kos, Greece and began teaching his ideas. He soon developed an Oath of Medical Ethics for physicians to follow; this Oath is taken by physicians today as they begin their medical practice.

Translated by J. Chadwick and W. N. Mann
Translators' Introduction
The Oath
The Canon
Tradition in Medicine
Epidemics, Book I
Epidemics, Book III
The Science of Medicine
Airs, Waters, Places
Regimen in Acute Diseases
The Sacred Disease
Dreams (Regimen IV)
The Nature of Man
A Regimen for Health
Translated by E. T. Withington
Embryology and Anatomy
Translated by I. M. Lonie
The Seed and The Nature of the Child
The Heart
Notes on the Translation of Some Hippocratic Terms
Glossary of Names

ISBN: 9780140444513
ISBN-10: 0140444513
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st May 1984
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1