Hippocrates


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Hip·poc·ra·tes

 (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

(hɪˈpɒkrəˌtiːz)
n
(Biography) ?460–?377 bc, Greek physician, commonly regarded as the father of medicine
ˌHippoˈcratic, ˌHippoˈcratical adj

Hip•poc•ra•tes

(hɪˈpɒk rəˌtiz)

n.
( “Father of Medicine” ) c460–c377 B.C., Greek physician.
Hip•po•crat•ic (ˌhɪp əˈkræt ɪk) adj.

Hip·poc·ra·tes

(hĭ-pŏk′rə-tēz′)
460?-377? b.c. Greek physician who is credited with establishing the foundations of scientific medicine. He and his followers worked to distinguish medicine from superstition and magic beliefs by basing their treatment of illness on close observation and rational deduction.
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Noun1.Hippocrates - medical practitioner who is regarded as the father of medicineHippocrates - medical practitioner who is regarded as the father of medicine; author of the Hippocratic oath (circa 460-377 BC)
Translations

Hippocrates

[hɪˈpɒkrətiːz] NHipócrates

Hippocrates

[hɪˈpɒkrəˌtiːz] nIppocrate m
References in classic literature ?
But it was well known to be a book of magic; and once, when a chambermaid had lifted it, merely to brush away the dust, the skeleton had rattled in its closet, the picture of the young lady had stepped one foot upon the floor, and several ghastly faces had peeped forth from the mirror; while the brazen head of Hippocrates frowned, and said,--"Forbear
Then, addressing the archdeacon: "You are clever at your trade, Dom Claude, and you are no more at a loss over Hippocrates than a monkey is over a nut.
Hippocrates is a dream; Urania is a dream; Hermes, a thought.
Because," replied the doctor, "our master Hippocrates, the polestar and beacon of medicine, says in one of his aphorisms omnis saturatio mala, perdicis autem pessima, which means 'all repletion is bad, but that of partridge is the worst of all.
He may be regarded as standing in the same relation to Gorgias as Hippocrates in the Protagoras to the other great Sophist.
After the lapse of a few moments the stripling re-entered the house with an aged islander, who might have been taken for old Hippocrates himself.
No apothecary would have deemed himself in the way of obtaining custom without setting up a gilded mortar, if not a head of Galen or Hippocrates, from the skilful hand of Drowne.
Hippocrates has even left directions how we should cut our nails; that is, even with the ends of the fingers, neither shorter nor longer.
Archaeologists found evidence in 5,000-year-old poop samples to back up the historic medical text of Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician who has been one of the world's most influential figures in medical history.
This much-loved tree is a descendant of the famous Greek Plane Tree of Kos, under whose shade Hippocrates, the father of medicine, taught in 500BC.
Galen argued that Book Two did not represent the thought of the mature Hippocrates, but his thinking when he was still learning about epidemics; this view might not have been popular with publishers.
One oath does not contain any commitment regarding the subject nor that could be interpreted as such (Oath of Hippocrates, University of Ottawa) (Table 1).