Hippocratic Writings by G. E. R. VariousHippocratic Writings by G. E. R. Various

Hippocratic Writings

byG. E. R. VariousEditorG. E. R. LloydTranslated byJ. Chadwick

Paperback | March 6, 1984

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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.

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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 ...
Title:Hippocratic WritingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 7.78 × 5.1 × 0.9 inPublished:March 6, 1984Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140444513

ISBN - 13:9780140444513

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18


Table of Contents

Hippocratic Writings - Edited with an Introduction by G. E. R. Lloyd Preface
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

From Our Editors

Hippocrates was a creator of the building blocks of modern medicine. Nearly 1,400 years after he penned his famous oath and cemented all medical practitioners in an agreement of behaviour and ethics, it is still an internationally observed work. Hippocratic Writings reveals a wide range of writing and thought, including some technical works on embryology, surgery and anatomy but mainly thoughts that pertain to the layperson. A pioneer of Western medicine, the good name of Hippocrates has always remained synonymous with integrity.