Ulcers

The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates is often credited with being the first to identify ulcers as a medical condition. In his famous treatise On the Sacred Disease, Hippocrates...

Ancient Medicine

The art of Medicine would not have been invented at first, nor would it have been made a subject of investigation (for there would have been no need of it), if when men are...

Ancient Medicine

The Ancient Medicine by Hippocrates is a work of medical literature that dates back to the 4th century BC. The work is attributed to the Greek physician Hippocrates and consists...

The Book Of Prognostics

It appears to me a most excellent thing for the physician to cultivate Prognosis; for by foreseeing and foretelling, in the presence of the sick, the present, the past, and the...

On Injuries Of The Head

Men's heads are by no means all like to one another, nor are the sutures of the head of all men constructed in the same form. Thus, whoever has a prominence in the anterior part...

Epidemics

Early in the beginning of spring, and through the summer, and towards winter, many of those who had been long gradually declining, took to bed with symptoms of phthisis; in many...

The Sacred Disease

The Sacred Disease is a text written by Hippocrates that explores the topic of epilepsy. In this text, Hippocrates attempts to dispel the belief that epilepsy is a sacred disease...

Ulcers

We must avoid wetting all sorts of ulcers except with wine, unless the ulcer be situated in a joint. For, the dry is nearer to the sound, and the wet to the unsound, since an...

Aphorisms

Life is short, and Art long; the crisis fleeting; experience perilous, and decision difficult. The physician must not only be prepared to do what is right himself, but also to...

Surgery

Hippocrates is credited with being the first physician to really focus on surgery as a medical practice. He and his team of surgeons would often operate on patients with a variety...

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