The Aphorisms of Hippocrates

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The Aphorisms of Hippocrates

S$135.00

A beautiful binding of the collected sayings of the “Father of Medicine” – all doctors even today take an oath in his name. In the original Greek with Latin and English translations.

Title: The Aphorisms of Hippocrates

Author: Hippocrates, Thomas Coar (trans)

Publisher: Gryphon Press, The Classics of Medicine Library, 1982.

Condition: Hardcover, full leather. In very good condition: almost like new. With a tipped in frontispiece.

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About Hippocrates:

Hippocrates of Kos (Greek: Ἱπποκράτης; c. 460 – c. 370 BC), also known as Hippocrates II, was a Greek physician of the Age of Pericles (Classical Greece), and is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He is referred to as the “Father of Modern Medicine” in recognition of his lasting contributions to the field as the founder of the Hippocratic School of Medicine. This intellectual school revolutionized medicine in ancient Greece, establishing it as a discipline distinct from other fields with which it had traditionally been associated (theurgy and philosophy), thus establishing medicine as a profession.

However, the achievements of the writers of the Corpus, the practitioners of Hippocratic medicine, and the actions of Hippocrates himself were often commingled; thus very little is known about what Hippocrates actually thought, wrote, and did. Hippocrates is commonly portrayed as the paragon of the ancient physician, and credited with coining the Hippocratic Oath, still relevant and in use today. He is also 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 Corpus and other works.

– from wikipedia.