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Hippocratic medicine its spirit and method by William Arthur Heidel

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Published by Columbia University Press in New York .
Written in English


  • History, Ancient.,
  • History of Medicine.

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Edition Notes

Bibliographical foot-notes.

Statementby William Arthur Heidel.
The Physical Object
Paginationxv p., 1l., 149 p.
Number of Pages149
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14730502M
LC Control Number41017407

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  Hippocrates left behind a corpus of 70 books about medicine and medicinal practices and these are the oldest known medical texts. Although the books are in the Hippocratic tradition, it is not known how many of them may have been written by his followers and there is much debate about this among scholars and historians : Sarah P Young. On Ancient Medicine (also known as Tradition in Medicine), the Hippocratic Oath, and the Law (also known as the Canon) by Hippocrates, Francis Adams (Translator). The Hippocratic On airs, waters and places can be considered the first textbook of travel medicine, a book for traveling practitioners focusing on infectious disease geography, citing as one of the most frequent causes of disease the bad quality of air and water. 16 In the same vein, Hippocrates conceived hygiene as “an influence of Cited by: "The book is refreshing in that Jouanna seems to feel almost on personal terms with Hippocrates, and it is a good introduction to the subject in terms of the number of issues he addresses and the breadth of citation from the primary sources."—Lesley Dean-Jones, Journal of the History of Medicine /5(5).

In history of medicine: Hippocrates books that make up the Hippocratic Collection (Corpus Hippocraticum).Ancient writers held that Hippocrates taught and practiced medicine in Cos, the island of his birth, and in other parts of Greece, including Athens, and that he died at an advanced age. The Hippocratic Corpus was a set of around ancient Greek medical works that were written by Hippocrates and his colleagues. It contains numerous notes, essays and other research on medical subjects aimed at a wide audience, from other physicians to average : Neil Sardesai. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Reprint of the ed. published by Columbia University Press, New York, under title: Hippocratic medicine. The Hippocratic Corpus, or Hippocratic Collection, is a collection of around 60 early Ancient Greek medical works strongly associated with the physician Hippocrates and his teachings. Even though it is considered as a singular corpus that represents Hippocratic medicine, they vary in content, age, style, methods, and views practiced; therefore, authorship is largely unknown. Hippocrates began society's .