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Hippocrates

 [hĭ-pok´rah-tēz]
(late 5th century b.c.). “Father of Medicine.” Son of a priest-physician, he was born on the island of Cos. By stressing that there is a natural cause for disease he did much to dissociate the care of the sick from the influence of magic and superstition. His carefully kept records of treatment and solicitous observation of ill persons provided a foundation for clinical medicine in the case report; by also reporting unsuccessful methods of treatment, he anticipated the modern scientific attitude. See also hippocratic oath.

Hippocrates

/Hip·poc·ra·tes/ (hĭ-pok´rah-tēz) the Greek physician (5th century b.c.) regarded as the “Father of Medicine.” Many of his writings and those of his school have survived, among which appears the Hippocratic Oath, the ethical guide of the medical profession.hippocrat´ic

Hippocrates

(hĭ-pŏk′rə-tēz′) Known as "the Father of Medicine." 460?-377? bc.
Greek physician who is associated with a body of influential writings that emphasized natural rather than supernatural causation and the role of nutrition and the environment.

Hip′po·crat′ic (hĭp′ə-krăt′ĭk) adj.

Hippocrates

[hipok′rətēz]
a Greek physician born about 460 bc on the island of Cos, a center for the worship of Aesculapius. Called the "Father of Medicine," Hippocrates introduced a scientific approach to healing by seeking physical causes of disease rather than magic or mythic relationships used by members of the Aesculapian cults of the time. He also compiled case records of illnesses, including results of treatments administered, and developed the art of ethical bedside care. See also Hippocratic oath.

Hippocrates,

Greek physician, 460-370 B.C.
Hippocrates bandage
hippocratic - relating to, described by, or attributed to Hippocrates.
hippocratic facies - sunken appearance of facial features seen in dehydration.
hippocratic fingers - clubbing of the fingers.
Hippocratic Oath - an oath demanded of physicians about to enter the practice of their profession.
hippocratic splash - Synonym(s): hippocratic succussion
hippocratic succussion - a diagnostic procedure to test for obstruction of the pylorus of stomach. Synonym(s): hippocratic splash
hippocratism - a system of medicine attributed to Hippocrates and his disciples that is based on the imitation of nature's processes in the therapeutic management of disease.
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They came from skeletons on the Greek island Kea, near the island Hippocrates lived on, Kos.
Neither shall the requests and petitions of any man be they never so earnest, so muchprevade with me to give to any person to drinke, neither will I give my counsel or consent theretos (sic); (Oath of Hippocrates, text of John Read) (16:216).
She passed away in 1994 as a result of smoke inhalation from a fire that destroyed the Boston site of the original Hippocrates Health Institute.
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Hippocrates anticipated by 2,400 years the modern concepts of holistic medicine by opposing the Cnidian school of thought, which considered the human body a mere collection of parts, and only those parts that were afflicted should be treated.
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Snail slime-based beauty products have been used sporadically since the Ancient Greeks recognised its potential, with Hippocrates reportedly recommending crushed snails to relieve inflamed skin.
Greek medicine from Hippocrates to Galen; selected papers.
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HIPPOCRATES would turn in his toga if he were to read John Jenkins'(Secretary to the BMA "Trade Union"), letter in the Daily Post, June 13th.
The word cholera is undoubtedly Greek because Hippocrates was the first to mention it in his writings, although the exact disease he was referring to is unknown (2,3).