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  Red Gold . Innovators & Pioneers . Hippocrates | PBS
He is called Hippocrates Asclepiades, "descendant of (the doctor-god) Asclepios," but whether this descent was by family or merely by his espousing the medical profession is uncertain.
Hippocrates certainly was known in Athens, for Plato mentions him twice, on each occasion calling him Asclepiades.
It is worth noting that, since Plato and Meno discussed the work of Hippocrates, it is reasonable to assume that they had at their disposal medical books written by him.
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  Hippocrates of Chios   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One of Hippocrates achievements was that of the quadrature or squaring of the circle.
Hippocrates also worked on the duplication of the cube and was the first to reduce the problem of doubling the cube of side a to the problem of discovering two mean proportionals b, c between a and 2a.
Hippocrates is said to be the first to have written an Elements of Geometry, which some argue contained most of Book I of the Elements.
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 Hippocrates, The Father of Western Clinical Medicine   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hippocrates avioded the debate over which one of the four elments was the fundamental force be that fire, air, water, or earth as many of the early naturalist did.
Hippocrates considered the lungs to be cool in nature as well as a cooling force on the organism.
Hippocrates discribes the heart and blood as hot in nature and said it was easily affected by emotions, especially excessive joy and ruled the sanguine temperament.
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 Hippocrates [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Hippocrates of Cos was said to have lived sometime between 450 BCE to 380 BCE.
Hippocrates and the other associated writers provide the modern student with a number of different sorts of insights.
Hippocrates censures the Cnidian physicians for their ignorance of the genera and species of diseases, and he points out the divisions by which what seems to be one becomes many by being divided.
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 Hippocrates Web Server.Kos.Greece
Hippocrates was called upon to cure a lot of important people of that time including the King of Macedonia and others.
Hippocrates was the promoter of modern medicine because he believed that the diseases were caused by nature.
All of Hippocrates’ works were written in the Ionian dialect, although his origins were Dorian because he was born in Kos, which was a Dorian colony of Excapoli.
www.hippocrates.gr /tourism/attractions/archeological/Hippocrates/Hippocrates_eng.htm   (613 words)

Hippocrates made such an impression on medical history that his name is still very much associated with medicine today.
Hippocrates and other Greek doctors believed that the work done by a doctor should be kept separate from the work done by a priest.
Hippocrates and other doctors worked on the assumption that all diseases had a natural cause rather than a supernatural one.
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 Everwild - "First, do no harm" is not in the Hippocratic Oath
Hippocrates, the celebrated Greek physician, was a contemporary of the historian Herodotus.
He was born in the island of Cos between 470 and 460 BC, and belonged to the family that claimed descent from the mythical Aesculapius, son of Apollo.
One saying occurring in the words of Hippocrates has achieved universal currency, though few who quote it today are aware that it originally referred to the art of the physician.
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 HighBeam Encyclopedia - Hippocrates   (Site not responding. Last check: )
HIPPOCRATES [Hippocrates], c.460-c.370 BC, Greek physician, recognized as the father of medicine.
Although Hippocrates followed the current belief that disease resulted from an imbalance of the four bodily humors, he maintained that the disturbance was influenced by outside forces and that the humors were glandular secretions.
Hippocrates probably had an inkling of Mendelian and genomic factors in heredity, because he noted not only many of the signs of disease but also that symptoms could appear throughout a family or a community, or even over successive generations.
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Furthermore, Hippocrates eliminated the elements of magic and superstition that had crept into medicine, and laid stress on the careful observation of the mental and physical condition of the patient, as well as on the effects of the surrounding environment.
Hippocrates held that the organism grows at the expense of the environment, taking from it what is necessary to sustain life and rejecting what is unnecessary.
Hippocrates followed the doctrine of his predecessors that the essence of matter was to be found in the four primary elements, fire, water, air, and earth.
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 Greek Medicine - Hippocrates - Crystalinks
Hippocrates was the first physician known who actually considered medicine to be a science, and to be separate from religion.
Hippocrates was probably the first to document clubbing as a sign of disease, and the phenomenon is therefore occasionally called Hippocratic fingers.
Hippocrates, the Greek physician who is regarded as the father of medicine, insisted his students study astrology, saying, "He who does not understand astrology is not a doctor but a fool." Each of the astrological signs (along with the Sun, Moon, and planets) are associated with different parts of the human body.
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 Hippocrates, Greece, ancient history
An anectdote tells us he was so sharp that once he met a girl in the street, and greeted her saying "good morning, maiden" but when he met her in the afternoon, he said "good evening, woman".
Hippocrates was almost free of superstition, and believed disease came from nature as opposed to from the gods.
Hippocrates believed the health is good when the four humours, blood, yellow bile, fl bile and phlegnm, are in balance.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Hippocrates   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hippocrates: a conventionalized image in a Roman "portrait" bust (19th century engraving)
Hippocrates recommended that physicians record their findings and their medicinal methods, so that these records may be passed down and employed by other physicians.
Other Hippocratic writings associated personality traits with the relative abundance of the four humours in the body: phlegm, yellow bile, fl bile, and blood, and was a major influence on Galen and later on medieval medicine.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Hippocrates   (762 words)

 Hippocrates - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He has been called "the father of medicine", and is commonly regarded as one of the most outstanding figures in medicine of all time.
Writings attributed to him (Corpus hippocraticum, or "Hippocratic writings") rejected the superstition and magic of primitive "medicine" and laid the foundations of medicine as a branch of science.
Little is actually known about Hippocrates' personal life, but some of his medical achievements were documented by such historians as Plato and Aristotle.
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Hippocrates attempted to demystify healing by emphasizing on the tangible evidence rather than on spiritual causes.
Hippocrates was born at Cos (or Kos) (a Dodecanese Island), about 460 BC, but spent most of his life at Larissa, in Thessaly.
Like the four elements an idea developed by Anaxagoras, Aristotle, Hippocrates and others promoted the idea of the four “humors” and their balance to be necessary for health.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Hippocrates.htm   (2361 words)

 Oath of Hippocrates
OATH OF HIPPOCRATES, Cerca 400 B.C. From "Harvard Classics, Volume 38" Copyright 1910 by P.F. Collier and Son.
He was born in the island of Cos between 470 and 460 B.C., and belonged to the family that claimed descent from the mythical Æsculapius, son of Apollo.
One saying occurring in the words of Hippocrates has achieved universal currency, though few who quote it to-day are aware that it originally referred to the art of the physician.
www.cirp.org /library/ethics/hippocrates   (515 words)

 Hippocratic Oath - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hippocratic Oath is an oath traditionally taken by physicians pertaining to the ethical practice of medicine.
It is widely believed that the oath was written by Hippocrates, the father of medicine, in the 4th Century B.C., or by one of his students
Classical scholar Ludwig Edelstein proposed that the oath was written by Pythagoreans, a theory that has been questioned due to the lack of evidence for a school of Pythagorean medicine.
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 Greek Medicine | Hippocrates | Rationality & Medicine
Virtually nothing is known of the first physician named Hippocrates, but there are considered to have been several, all of them teachers at the famous medical school on the Mediterranean island of Cos.
It was in the 5th century B.C.E., however, that Hippocrates’ name and image began to emerge as a leader in medical research and thought.
Hippocrates is generally credited with turning away from divine notions of medicine and using observation of the body as a basis for medical knowledge.
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 UVa Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Hippocrates was the first to give the physician an independent standing, separate from the cosmological speculator, or nature philosopher.
Portraits of Hippocrates represent the physician with a noble face and impressive body to match his intellectual attributes.
It is little wonder that this Oath, although incorrectly attributed to Hippocrates, has remained steadfastly the symbol of the physician’s pledge.
www.healthsystem.virginia.edu /internet/library/historical/artifacts/antiqua/hippocrates.cfm   (1054 words)

 Greek Spider - Your guide to Greece and Cyprus!
Hippocrates was a very famous ancient Greek, and is known today as the "Father of Medicine".
Hippocrates was born on the island of Kos (Cos) several hundred years before the birth of Christ.
Hippocrates was finally laid to rest in the Greek city of Larissa in Thessaly.
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 Hippocrates of Gela   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hippocrates: between 498 and 491/490 tyrant of the Greek city of Gela on Sicily, one of the most powerful rulers in the Greek west
Hippocrates was the son of a man named Pantares (once a victor of the Olympic Games) and the brother of Cleander.
The latter, employing a mercenary army of native Sicilians, made himself tyrant of Gela in 505, the same year that witnessed the victory of the tyrant Aristodemus of Cumae over an Etruscan army at Aricia, which resulted in the final liberation of Rome from its detested king Tarquinius Superbus.
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 Hippocrates - MSN Encarta
Born probably on the island of Kos, Greece, Hippocrates traveled widely before settling on Kos to practice and teach medicine.
His name is associated with the Hippocratic Oath, though he probably is not the author of the document.
In fact, of the approximately 70 works ascribed to him in the Hippocratic Collection, Hippocrates may actually have written about six of them.
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 Hippocrates free essays
Hippocrates was a Greek physician who helped transform medicine from a field ruled by magic, religion, and superstition to a scientific discipline.
Hippocrates based his medical practice on the study of the human body and on objective observations.
It is believed Hippocrates was born around B.C. 460 on the Greek island of Cos, the son of Heraclides and Phenaretes.
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As the Hippocratic Corpus is, however, the primary source for information concerning Hippocrates and the Hippocratic school of medicine, the achievements of all three are not generally separated.
Hippocrates is credited as the first physician to reject the divine origin and superstition of all sicknesses.
Hippocrates, according to the Corpus, held that illness was the result of an imbalance in the body of the
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 Ancient Medicine 1: Hippocrates   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hippocrates interpreted by certain signs that the affliction was psychic in origin.
Hippocrates explained the situation to her after he caught Perdiccas changing colour when he looked at her.
Hippocrates says that breaths (physai) are causes of disease, as Aristotle has said in his account of him.
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 Hippocrates Health Institute
The Hippocrates Health Institute has been the preeminent leader in the field of natural and complementary health care and education since 1956.
Hippocrates’ goal is to reawaken the total consciousness within ourselves and allow us to realize that good health and free will is every person’s birthright, and that a life free of disease and needless pain is our human legacy.
The Hippocrates philosophy is founded on the belief that a pure enzyme-rich diet, complemented by positive thinking and non-invasive therapies, are essential elements on the path to optimum health.
www.hippocratesinst.com   (413 words)

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