This work is a sampling of the Hippocratic Corpus, a collection of ancient Greek medical works. At the beginning, and interspersed throughout. , , Greek, Ancient (to ), English, Book edition: Hippocratic writings / edited with an introduction by G.E.R. Lloyd ; translated by J. Chadwick [et al.]. Hippocratic Writings has ratings and 11 reviews. Corinne said: I read G.E.R. Lloyd (Introduction) Be the first to ask a question about Hippocratic Writings.

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Many parts of the book are fascinating windows into the ancient world; but many parts are little more than tedious instruction manuals. Lloyd’s writinhs introduction hilpocratic them into their contemporary context and assesses their later influence.

In any case, I really loved the chapters ‘Regimens in acute diseases’, ‘The sacred Disease’, ‘Dreams’, ‘Th I read this book to understand the basis of our modern allopathic medicine because Hippocrate hpipocratic considered as the father of modern llooydwhen the allopathic doctors were having troubles to treat my allergies.

There is a large section about how to treat limb fractures, and the section called The Nature of Lists What are lists? I tried to read it straight through, but some parts were so dry and technical as to be nearly incomprehensible. Instead I have the luck of receiving quality care. Allow me to start. It seemed to me that the only wisdom that the modern medicine has kept from this learned man is his sermon, which is used even today to swear in the doctors for their profession.

This intellectual school revolutionize Hippocrates of Cos or Hippokrates of Kos ca. It contains almost the entire corpus–anything worth reading at least, I think its missing a few of the non-medical works–with good annotations and endnotes. The Hippocratics, famous for their Oath, were actually a very diverse and widespread group of traveling doctors that shared few common opinions.


My library Help Advanced Book Search. I particularly liked the case studies. Hippocrates and other writers charged money or at least a possible increase for reputation by taking care of the sick, and the Oath, with it’s subsequent evolution, is of interest of anyone on the medical area I enjoyed it even not being one of them.

Hippocratic Writings

Tracey rated it it was amazing Jan 28, If you have an interest in ancient Greek science, then The Hippocratic Writings are probably something you can pass by in favor of the large amount of other quality works on the subject.

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You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item. I would see poorly, be bow-legged and flat-footed, and half of my teeth would be rotting out of my mouth.

View all 3 comments. During my reading of this book, this thought kept popping into my mind: At this very moment, two pieces of glass sit suspended on frames before my eyes, bringing the world into focus. Augustine rated it liked it.

Hippocratic Writings by Hippocrates

Ars long, vita brevis. Add a tag Cancel G. In particular, he is 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 Oath and other works.

Rico McCahon rated it really liked it Dec 27, The logs read like this: Kingston Information and Library Service. Open to the public Unless you are a historian or a curious doctor, I think the best way to read this would be to skim until you found something that caught your eye.


The writers were the pioneers of rational medicine; their ideas, dominant for centuries, still reveal to us the ideal of ethical practice, as well as the origins not just of Western medicine but of scientific method.

Philiscus, who lived by the Wall, took to bed on the first day of acute fever; he sweated; towards night was uneasy.

Hippocratic Writings: Edited with an Introduction by G.E.R. Lloyd – Hippocrates – Google Books

Physical Description p. Among the highlights are an excellently written procedural manual on fractures, a speculative essay on how climate affects health peoples in humid lands are deemed mentally sluggishand the morbidly funny logs that track the health of patients who were receiving treatment based on almost complete ignorance.

LloydGeoffrey Ernest Richard Lloyd. For one, the Hippocratics were scrupulously empirical; they amassed tons of observations, and emphasized experience. The unusually conservative Oath, in which doctors declare “not to cut, even for the stone”, is probably a specific cult and not reflective of the greater part of the doctors of 6th century Greece.

Within its context, this book is reduced to a sort of museum piece that reflects many long-held scientific and medical theories. Colin rated it it was ok Dec 12, No trivia or quizzes yet. City of Boroondara Library Service.