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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

(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,

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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Practicing doctors still serve as mentors to medical students, but medical schools do not offer medical education "without fee or stipulation." Physicians still exhibit the collegiality urged by Hippocrates. But how many doctors do you know who pay off a colleague's debts if he or she gets in a tight spot?
* 1 small bottle Olive oil: Hippocrates called olive oil "the great therapeutic"; provides sunscreen protection, absorbing 20% of the sun's rays
LAUGHING IN LANZAROTE Hayley O'Shea, from Llandaff.; YOUNG AND OLD David Bevan of Taffs Well, stands by Hippocrates, the oldest tree in the world on the Island of Kos.; PAST AND PRESENT Julie and Julian Burgess at the El Jem Amphetheatre in Tunisia.; TIME TO RELAX Jeff; Hanson relaxing with his favourite paper near Santa Ponsa, Majorca.; FALLEN FOR THE ECHO Paula Osbourne, left, and Carol Kemp at Horseshoe falls, Niagra, Canada.
Hippocrates is thought to have lived from 460 to 370 B.C.E., during the great age of Greek cultural dominance.
A collection of about 60 eponymous "writings of Hippocrates," the work of a number of authors, has come down to us.
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(2) In the June 1999 issue, the article entitled: "Keeping Them in Stitches, How Humor Helps Healing Happen," the author, Rick Rader, MD, refers to Hippocrates, not "Hypocrites."
The medical profession has come a long way since Hippocrates first said, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.
Little is known about the life of Hippocrates of Cos, the most famous physician of antiquity.
Philosophy, for Strauss (and Maimonides), is a permissible activity, it is an activity splendidly rewarding to its practitioners, but it is also socially therapeutic and hedged with duties every bit as solemn as those ascribed to medical practice by the code of Hippocrates. The first of these is: Do no harm.
His beloved wife of 44 years died just as his latest book, Hippocrates for today (1), was being published.
The students had a working knowledge of who Plato, Hippocrates, Christ, Darwin, Newton, Jefferson, Longfellow, da Vinci and Martin Luther King were.