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  Greek Medicine - Hippocrates - Crystalinks
The Hippocratic face is the change produced in the countenance by death, or long sickness, excessive evacuations, excessive hunger, and the like.
The nose is pinched, the eyes are sunk, the temples hollow, the ears cold and retracted, the skin of the forehead tense and dry, the complexion livid, the lips pendent, relaxed, and cold.
In medicine, clubbing (or digital clubbing) is a deformity of the fingers and fingernails that is associated with a number of diseases, mostly of the heart and lungs.
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 Hippocrates
The fingers were carried upward and attempted to feel for the stone within the bladder.
Once contact had been made, the fingers attempted to bring the stone, along with the wall of the bladder along which it was situated, into the perineal area between the rectum and penis.
The nose is pinched, the eyes are sunk, the temples hollow, the ears cold and retracted, the skin of the forehead tense and dry, the complexion livid, the lips pendent, relaxed, and cold.
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 The Hippocratic Wound Healer
The Hippocratic doctor, who was both a physician and a surgeon, employed all his senses: smell and taste of secreted body fluids, palpation and auscultation and of course vision.
Although the accounts for trephaning the skull contained in the Hippocratic writings are considered masterpieces of compressed description, the suggested kind of management is quite different from the rules of modern practice.
However, by referring to diet the Hippocratic wound healer had in mind not only the amount and kind of food injested - as today is the case - but rather a whole way of life: gymnastics, exercise, massage, bathing, as well as diet.
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 eMedicine - Clubbing of the Nails : Article by Robert A Schwartz
Finger clubbing also may occur, without evident underlying disease, as an idiopathic form or as a Mendelian dominant trait.
Clubbing is a clinically descriptive term, referring to the bulbous uniform swelling of the soft tissue of the terminal phalanx of a digit with subsequent loss of the normal angle between the nail and the nail bed.
Since clubbing of the fingers is a clinical finding, it is not an independent cause of mortality; however, mortality associated with underlying pathology in patients with secondary clubbing varies greatly.
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 wiki/Hippocrates Definition / wiki/Hippocrates Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Hippocratic CorpusThe Hippocratic Corpus is a library, or rather, the remains of a library.
Hippocratic fingersIn medicine, clubbing (or digital clubbing) is a deformity of the fingers and fingernails that is associated with a number of diseases, mostly of the heart and lungs.
Hippocratic benchThe Hypocratic bench or scamnum was a device invented by Hippocrates (c.
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 SECALE CORNUTUM. - The Materia Medica of the Nosodes. By Henry Clay ALLEN, M. D.
Profuse prostrating evacuations, severe painful cramps in feet, toes, hands and fingers which are spread apart or extended toward back of hands ; cramping pressure in stomach ; dry, wrinkled, cold skin ; cyanotic color.
Uterine hemorrhage, flow passive, dark and may be offensive ; tingling or formication all over body, holds her fingers spread asunder, asks to have her limbs rubbed ; finally lies unconscious and cold.
Crawling in tips of fingers as if something alive were creeping under skin or as if fingers were asleep, as from pressure upon arm.
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 Dorlands Medical Dictionary
hippocratic fingers,   enlargement of the terminal phalanges, with coarse nails curving over the ends of the fingers (hippocratic nails); see hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy, under osteoarthropathy.
lock finger,   one that is fixed in a flexed position, owing to the presence of a small fibrous growth in the sheath of the flexor tendon.
trigger finger,   a finger liable to have a momentary spasmodic arrest of flexion or extension followed by a snapping into place, due either to stenosing tendovaginitis or to a nodule in the flexor tendon.
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 HIPPOCRATES FACTS AND INFORMATION
He was a physician from the so-called medical school of Kos, and may have been a pupil of Herodicus.
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.
The best known of the Hippocratic writings is the Hippocratic_Oath; however, this text was most likely not written by Hippocrates himself.
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 Bambooweb: Hippocrates
This was under the Hippocratic Oath, which meant that people were to record their findings and methods used, to be passed down.
Hippocrates 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.
The Hippocratic Corpus, a collection of about sixty treatises, most written between 430 BC and 330 BC, is actually a group of texts written by several different people holding several different viewpoints erroneously grouped under the name of Hippocrates at the Library of Alexandria.
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 Encyclopedia: Hippocrates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Hippocratic Oath is an oath traditionally taken by physicians, in which certain ethical guidelines are laid out.
Melancholia (Greek μελαγχολια) was described as a distinct disease as early as the fifth and fourth centuries BC in the Hippocratic writings.
The Hippocratic face (facies Hippocratica in Latin) is the change produced in the countenance by death, or long sickness, excessive evacuations, excessive hunger, and the like.
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 On Hemorrhoids - Hippocrates
But this medicine should be prepared beforehand, as an application to the wound:-Having put urine into a bronze vessel, sprinkle upon the urine the flower of bronze calcined and finely triturated; then, when it is moistened, shake the vessel and dry in the sun.
If, then, the condyloma below the cover be of a soft nature, bring it away with the finger, for there is no more difficulty in this than in skinning a sheep, to pass the finger between the hide and the flesh.
But if the condyloma be higher up, you must examine it with the speculum, and you should take care not to be deceived by the speculum; for when expanded, it renders the condyloma level with the surrounding parts, but when contracted, it shows the tumor right again.
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 Clubbing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In medicine, clubbing (or digital clubbing) is a deformity of the fingers and fingernails that is associated with a number of diseases, mostly of the heart and lungs.
Hippocrates was probably the first to document clubbing as a sign of disease, and the phenomenon is therefore occasionally called Hippocratic fingers.
Clubbing in the fingers of a 33-year old female with pulmonary hypertension.
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 Hippocrates -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Writings attributed to him (Corpus hippocraticum, or "Hippocratic writings") rejected the (An irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear) superstition and magic of primitive "medicine" and laid the foundations of medicine as a branch of science.
This was under the (An oath taken by physicians to observe medical ethics deriving from Hippocrates) Hippocratic Oath and other treatises, which meant that people were to record their findings and methods used, to be passed down.
The best known of the Hippocratic writings is the (An oath taken by physicians to observe medical ethics deriving from Hippocrates) Hippocratic Oath; however, this text was most likely not written by Hippocrates himself.
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 Galen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
For in the same treatise in which he points out the usefulness of the finger nails and in the course of it teaches us how long they ought to be, Hippocrates likewise points out the usefulness of dividing the hand into fingers and setting the thumb opposite the other four.
He writes as follows: "A good shape for the fingers, a wide space between, and the thumb opposite the forefinger." In fact, the division took place for the sake of enabling the fingers to spread apart to the greatest extent, often a very useful position.
I suppose that the fingers could move in many different ways even without the aid of bones, just as the arms of the octopus can, but no work we do would ever have firm support if we did not have a part that was hard and resistant.
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 Constitotion & Temperament: Chapter Two, The Phlegmatic Temperament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Hippocratic theory of temperament is closely related to the psychological and the physiological functions of the psycho-neuro-endocrine system (PNE) and its relationship to the morphological structures.
In the Hippocratic tradition the seat of a phlegmatic's inner energy is in the cool moist fluids of the brain and pituitary gland and its influence spreads through the lymphatic channels and the veins and has its outer lower seat in the lower abdomen.
Their fingers are often short with thick tips and the joints are reasonably lax.
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 PDI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
His complete works are contained in the Hippocratic Collection (Corpus Hippocraticus) part of which he wrote but most of which was written in the third century BC by his students.
This Hippocratic idea of the temple was challenged by the Cartesian separation of mind and body (psyche and soma) that divided the spiritual from the corporeal and religion from science, thereby creating the dualism of modern science.
Hippocratic ethics, which shaped and continues to shape Western medicine, later were fortified with the appearance of Christian ethics.
www.humanehealthcare.com /Vol8No3/hippocrates8-3.html   (3236 words)

  
 Hippocrates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Hippocrates associated personality traits with the relative abundance of the four humours in the body: phlegm, yellow bile, fl bile, and blood, and was a majorinfluence on Galen.
The Hippocratic Corpus, a collection of about sixtytreatises, most written between 430 BC and 330BC, is actually a group of texts written by several different people holding several different viewpoints erroneously groupedunder the name of Hippocrates at the Library ofAlexandria.
The best known of the Hippocratic writings is the Hippocratic Oath ; however, this text was most likely not written by Hippocrates himself.
www.therfcc.org /RFCC/hippocrates-7652.html   (227 words)

  
 Antiqua medicina: hippocratic corpus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Hippocratic Corpus is a library, or rather, the remains of a library.
The use of Ionic instead of the native Doric dialect is analogous to the practice of Renaissance scientists, such as Andreas Vesalius, using Latin instead of the vernacular for their treatises.
One of its earliest specimens is the Hippocratic tract Ancient Medicine by an anonymous 5th century physician devoted to traditional lore and technique, though familiar with contemporary theory.
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 Antiqua medicina: Case Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In the traditional procedure, however, the physician inserted a finger in the anus to work the stone downward to the outlet of the bladder while he pressed externally to assist in controlling the movement.
This procedure was described in the fifth century BCE Hippocratic treatise On Joints (Peri Arthron) ch.
According to the Hippocratic tradition, a “humpback”, considered almost incurable, might be treated by jolting the patient while tied to a ladder.
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 University of Manitoba - History of Medicine - Detection of Diseased Organs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Galen learnt much from feeling the pulse, which he did in both wrists using three fingers for it, was thought to reveal disorders of the organs of the body- much more than we can.
But since there was little understanding of the function of the body since the Hippocratic Galenic belief in humours and the spirits of the body these measurements did not advance medicine.
This was to change with the Italian Renaissance and the lessons of the anatomists who identified the true state of the organs of the body and set the scene for understanding their function.
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 Marijuana.Com Marijuana Seeds & Drug Test Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Hippocratic Oath and other treatises, which meant that people were to record their findings and methods used, to be passed down.
Other Hippocratic writings associated personality traits with the relative abundance of the four humours in the body:
Hippocratic Oath; however, this text was most likely not written by Hippocrates himself.
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 While You Were Sleeping   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Finger against his eyelid, pulling it back and a hazy flash of red hair and blue eyes before it was dropped again.
Fingers on his shoulders again, someone pulling his coat off, then his jacket.
A man's fingers, long, caressing his neck slightly as the top button was undone, fingertips lingering a bit too long against his jaw.
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 WorldOrtho: History of Orthopaedics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Primitive man was probably also the first to perform crude amputations of limbs and fingers, and to trephine the skull.
He is known as having brought a systematic and scientific approach to Medicine and as having defined for the first time the position and the role of a doctor in society.
Galen is believed to be the first to have used the Greek words, kyphosis, lordosis and scoliosis for the deformities described in the Hippocratic texts.
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 eMedicine - Hypertrophic Osteoarthropathy : Article by Mohammed Mubashir Ahmed, MD
The clubbed portions of the fingers and toes consist of excessive collagen fiber deposition and accumulation of interstitial edema.
Unilateral: The fingers or toes of 1 hand or foot are involved.
Occasionally, dysesthesia of the fingers may be present, with accompanying heat, sweating, clumsiness, and stiffness of the hands (Altman, 1997).
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 Vendetta Online - Vendetta Message Board
Using both of your hands, take your fingers and gently reach into the area of your eyeball sockets.
Now, close your fingers in a grabbing motion and slowly pull your hands out and away from you, to about a foot in front of your face.
Indeed, it is shameful for any profession founded on truth and Hippocratic oath to hold or promote any conclusion that holds little more than convenient explanation.
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 Guardian | Kosovo doctors defy danger
Doctor Abedin Halilaj, aged 39 and an ethnic Albanian doctor working on one of Kosovo's now-you-see-it-now-you-don't frontlines, is frustrated by the lack of medicine at his makeshift surgery, in a half-built house outside the small town of Glogovac.
The fingers on his right hand were cut off.'
One doctor, whose name cannot be published for security reasons, was sentenced to two years' imprisonment for treating a 60-year-old woman from a KLA-held zone, the worker said.
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But, in addition to other mischief, he is ignorant of these facts regarding the position, that the bone which protrudes at the wrist, close to the little finger, belongs to the fore-arm, whereas the one at the joint, from which people measure the fore-arm, is the head of the humerus.
The splints should be adjusted anew every third day, in a very gentle manner, always keeping in mind that the object of the splints is to maintain the lower bandages in their place, and that they are not needed in order to contribute to the compression.
The treatment of the sores is the same in those cases of fracture in which there was no wound of the skin at first, but one has formed in the course of treatment, owing to the pressure of the splints occasioned by the bandages, or from any other cause.
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 Hippocratic fingers Definition / Hippocratic fingers Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
[click for more], clubbing (or digital clubbing) is a deformity of the fingersThe finger is any of the digits of the hand in humans and other species such as the great apes.
The grace of the fingers is not sacrificed to their dexterity due to the placement of their muscles in the forearm, with motion communicated via long tendons which may be observed on the back of the hand.
[click for more] was probably the first to document clubbing as a sign of disease, and the phenomenon is therefore occasionally named Hippocratic fingers.
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