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 (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.
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Adj.1.Hippocratic - of or relating to Hippocrates or the school of medicine that took his name


[ˌhɪpəʊˈkrætɪk] ADJ Hippocratic oathjuramento m hipocrático
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Coupled with this distortion of the face, this Hippocratic smile, or 'risus sardonicus,' as the old writers called it, what conclusion would it suggest to your mind?"
His notes already made a formidable range of volumes, but the crowning task would be to condense these voluminous still-accumulating results and bring them, like the earlier vintage of Hippocratic books, to fit a little shelf.
Ms Kariuki told medics that patients' welfare should prioritised, urging them to adhere to the Hippocratic Oath, which calls for upholding of ethical standards."Patients, whether poor or rich, require your services.
Galen's Theory of Black Bile: Hippocratic Tradition, Manipulation, Innovation
However, Anastasiades said the majority of the medical world honours the Hippocratic oath and had "social sensitivities."
The body of literature on the Hippocratic Oath is so large to make an ever-growing library.
It is this tighter, crisply outlined, modern nature of the code that people complain is lacking in the Hippocratic Oath.
In Pakistan even the people who take the Hippocratic Oath to save human lives are found to be refusing to treat them.
engage my mind," (1) as well as Hippocrates' ancient observation, "Whatsoever house I may enter, my visit shall be for the convenience and advantage of the patient." (2) In addition, in the modern version of the Hippocratic Oath that most schools use today, physicians swear to "apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures [that] are required ..." (3)--not to the benefit of the government, the federal budget, or an accountable care organization (ACO).
TheDaily Recordreports that Jean, from Wigan, was told the official term for her curved nail is finger clubbing and that the condition, also known as digital clubbing or Hippocratic nails, can be a warning sign of lung or heart disease.
Wisner violated his Hippocratic Oath when he allegedly abused his patients and the workers' compensation system to line his pockets with illegal profits," Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said in a statement.
The appointment of an administrator to an academician's post in a medical university is unfair to aspiring doctors going through a gruelling pace to become members of the Hippocratic profession.