Hippocrates

Hippocrates was an ancient Greek physician and is considered the father of medicine.

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Hippocrate said Let food be your medicine but where or when or in which book?

It may be in The Hippocratic Corpus which was written either by Hippocrates or his students.

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Did Hippocrates get put in prison?

He was in prison for twenty years

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What was symbol of Hippocrates in medicine?

Hippocrates' role in the symbol for medicine has a long and complicated history which is based primarily on Greek mythology. To put it simply, the Roman god Mercury (Greek Hermes) was the god of medicine/science in the ancient world while Asclepius was the Roman god of healing. These Greco-Roman gods later became associated with the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates (460-370 BC), who some call the "father of modern medicine" because, like modern doctors, he did not believe disease was caused by the anger of the gods but by scientifically explained circumstances.

In North America, the staff of Mercury called the Caduceus is the symbol for medicine, but the Caduceus is based on the staff of the Greek god of healing Asclepius, called the rod of Asclepius. Like the staff of Mercury, the rod of Asclepius is entwined with a serpent, but the Caduceus sometimes bears a pair of wings at the top, representing the wings/agility of Mercury, while the rod of Asclepius usually does not. So in other words, you might find both the Caduceus (with wings) and the rod of Asclepius (without wings) as modern symbols for medicine. The serpent became associated with medicine because the ancients wrongly believed the snake was the only creature immune from disease. This is why Hippocrates and the serpent combined as symbols and became associated with the modern medical profession. All modern doctors take the "Hippocratic oath" (i.e. principles derived from the teachings of Hippocrates: to cure to the best of the ability and never wilfully harm a patient) upon entering the medical profession.

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How far was Galen more important than Hippocrates in the development of medicine?

To conclude both men were very important to medical knowledge they both made some important ideas But Hippocrates is the founder and father of medicine, without him Galen would never have been able to progress history as he did, Hippocrates theories set out medical development throughout time.

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What was Hippocrates span of research?

Medicine and health.

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Where was Hippocrates buried?

Larissa, Greece

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What was Hippocrates' religion?

none

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What influence does Hippocrates have on today's society?

Hipprocrates has influenced our society today widely. Without his good ude ok knowledge about the four humours theories and nedical reasons would be different. Hippocrates is regarded as the Father as medicine!:)xx

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What was Hippocrates' contribution to psychology?

Hippocrates provided the field of psychology with the theory of the Four Humors, the first ever personality theory. According to Hippocrates, the individual was made up of four humors, of which any one humor was perpetually dominant. This dominant humor affected the individual's personality and made him/her one specific 'type' of individual (thus being called a type theory of personality). The four humors are as follows:

SANGUINE (Blood) - A warm, outgoing personality. Rarely loses temper and is compassionate and loving by nature.

PHLEGMATIC (Phlegm) - A lazy, laid-back personality. Is rarely bothered by carrying out jobs or work, and does not express many emotions. Never is emotionally intense.

CHOLERIC (Yellow Bile) - An angry, aggressive personality. Is often loyal, but at the same time, has a very short fuse and is impulsive by nature.

MELANCHOLIC (Black Bile) - A sad, despondent personality. Tends to display more reactions of negativity towards stimuli, and is often selfish and self-absorbed.

The problem with Hippocrates' theory is that all individuals show the various traits mentioned above at some point or another in their lives. Hence, it is much more difficult to put individuals into separate, discrete categories as he believed.

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What are the names of main books written by Hippocrates?

The Aphorisms, summing up his observations and deductions, and Airs, Waters, and Places, which recognized a link between environment and disease, are considered the most important.

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What are four important attributes that all software product should have suggest four other attributes which may be significant?

important attributes are maintainability, dependability, performance and usability. Other attributes that may be significant could be reusability (can it be reused in other applications), distributability (can it be distributed over a network of processors), portability (can it operate on multiple platforms) and inter-operability (can it work with a wide range of other software systems). Decompositions of the 4 key attributes e.g. dependability decomposes to security, safety, availability, etc.

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Why was witchcraft often the explanation for illness?

People in previous centuries often blamed witches for illness, drought, violent weather and any blight or disease that destroyed livestock or crops. Before the Enlightenment, everything in nature was thought to be directly controlled by God or the Devil, along with demons, angels, witches, sorcerers and countless other kindly or hostile spirits. Even after the Enlightenment, few people were educated enough to understand how nature functioned and most people maintained their ancient superstitions. It was not only easy to label a widow or single woman "witch," but very often quite profitable, since the "witch's" property could be forfeited to the local magistrate or to the Church.

In a time when "germs" are unknown, personal hygiene is some what dubious, and medical treatment so primitive as to be nearly harmful to the patient, there needed to be something or someone to point a finger at as the cause.

People of the time were heavily influenced by the organized religions. When God is responsible for all good that comes, and the Devil is responsible for all bad things that occur, magic, witchcraft and witches were common scapegoats.

In some cases people who were marginalized: the extremely poor, widows, people with physical deformities, and other "undesirables" were accused as witches as a way to get rid of them.

Illness was seen to strike with no reason and it was easy to accuse someone than to wrap your mind around the idea of teeny tiny little "germs". Even if someone was to explain germs the people of the time would think germs were just some kind of magic.

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Who is regarded as the father of hydrotherapy?

Hippocrates

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Who was Hippocrates?

Hippocrates was a Greek physician. He wrote the Hippocratic Oath, which is the cornerstone of modern medical ethics. Included in the Hippocratic Oath are basic beliefs such as the responsibilities a doctor should have regarding his patients, doctor-patient confidentiality and his duty to treat anyone, whether they be rich or poor.


an important physician in greek

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Who were Hippocrates' parents?

Hippocrates' father was apparently Heraclides and his mother Praxitela.

However there is some doubt about the accuracy of biographical data for Hippocrates as the main source of biographical information was written at least six hundred years after his death.

Please see the related link for more information.

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What factors influenced Hippocrates?

His father influenced him in medicine.

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What was Hippocrates main achievement?

He made many advances in medicine and knowledge of the human body and health/diseases.

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What year did Hippocrates discover medicine?

Hippocrates discovered medicine in 400s BC.

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When and where did Hippocrates live?

He was born in Kos, Greece around 460 B.C.E. He died in 370 BC in Larissa, Greece.
460 BC

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Did Hippocrates write the hippocratic oath?

There is no evidence of Hippocrates writing the Hippocratic oath but the Hippocratic oath was most likely just named after Hippocrates such as many other things in medicine are named in Ancient Greek or Latin words.

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What are some facts about Hippocrates?

if you want some info about him he is the person that actually invented cleanliness to prevent dieases also of the hippocrates collection which is 70 odd he is thought to only have wrote 6 or 7 of them also that he didnt come up with the hippocrates oath

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What year did Hippocrates write the Hippocratic oath?

to never lie

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Was the birth of Jesus Christ the only recorded virgin birth?

A:The answer to this must look at two issues: the record of Jesus' birth and the record of other virgin births.

The only known record of the life of Jesus is in the gospels, so we need to look at the provenance of the gospels. In spite of the gospels being named after the apostles Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, they were actually written anonymously long after the death of Jesus and only assigned to the apostles whose names they now bear, later in the second century. We also know that the Gospels of Matthew and Luke were substantially based on the Gospel of Mark, as evidenced in part by the use of the same words in the Greek language. Matthew, for example, has some 600 of the 666 verses in Mark. From this, we can say that the authors of Matthew and Luke learnt everything they knew about the life and mission of Jesus from Mark's Gospel.

The Gospels of Matthew and Luke both tell us of the virgin birth of Jesus, but they did not find this in Mark's Gospel, nor in the 'Q' document which they also used as a source of sayings attributed to Jesus. Moreover, the two nativity accounts are so entirely contradictory that they could not really be historically true. The consensus of biblical scholars is that the two authors created the accounts of a virgin birth because this was needed if Christianity was to compete in a pagan world.

As for other virgin births, there were many recorded in the pagan world. By the first century CE, gods and god-men were almost expected to be born from virgin mothers. The question becomes not how many there were, but would the reader believe in any of them. And then, should the reader believe in the virgin birth of Jesus.

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Did galen come up with the four humors?

No, Hippocrates did!

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What classes do you take in high school for archaeology?

Do you know what archaeology is? Archaeology is not one subject, but a combination of different fields. For starters, archaeology is a branch of anthropology. Then it is further branched off into different disciplines. For example there are archaeologists that decipher inscriptions, that are experts in pottery, that run the various tests on items such as carbon dating and those who deal strictly in ancient architecture. The list could to on forever. First you have to decide on what branch of archaeology interests you and then take courses that would give you background info. The study of ancient history and cultures is necessary but at the high school level courses in ancient history are spotty. A counselor can help you in this area. When you get to the college level, you can specialize in the branch of archaeology that interests you with counselors and instructors that can be a great help.

Do you know what archaeology is? Archaeology is not one subject, but a combination of different fields. For starters, archaeology is a branch of anthropology. Then it is further branched off into different disciplines. For example there are archaeologists that decipher inscriptions, that are experts in pottery, that run the various tests on items such as carbon dating and those who deal strictly in ancient architecture. The list could to on forever. First you have to decide on what branch of archaeology interests you and then take courses that would give you background info. The study of ancient history and cultures is necessary but at the high school level courses in ancient history are spotty. A counselor can help you in this area. When you get to the college level, you can specialize in the branch of archaeology that interests you with counselors and instructors that can be a great help.

Do you know what archaeology is? Archaeology is not one subject, but a combination of different fields. For starters, archaeology is a branch of anthropology. Then it is further branched off into different disciplines. For example there are archaeologists that decipher inscriptions, that are experts in pottery, that run the various tests on items such as carbon dating and those who deal strictly in ancient architecture. The list could to on forever. First you have to decide on what branch of archaeology interests you and then take courses that would give you background info. The study of ancient history and cultures is necessary but at the high school level courses in ancient history are spotty. A counselor can help you in this area. When you get to the college level, you can specialize in the branch of archaeology that interests you with counselors and instructors that can be a great help.

Do you know what archaeology is? Archaeology is not one subject, but a combination of different fields. For starters, archaeology is a branch of anthropology. Then it is further branched off into different disciplines. For example there are archaeologists that decipher inscriptions, that are experts in pottery, that run the various tests on items such as carbon dating and those who deal strictly in ancient architecture. The list could to on forever. First you have to decide on what branch of archaeology interests you and then take courses that would give you background info. The study of ancient history and cultures is necessary but at the high school level courses in ancient history are spotty. A counselor can help you in this area. When you get to the college level, you can specialize in the branch of archaeology that interests you with counselors and instructors that can be a great help.

Do you know what archaeology is? Archaeology is not one subject, but a combination of different fields. For starters, archaeology is a branch of anthropology. Then it is further branched off into different disciplines. For example there are archaeologists that decipher inscriptions, that are experts in pottery, that run the various tests on items such as carbon dating and those who deal strictly in ancient architecture. The list could to on forever. First you have to decide on what branch of archaeology interests you and then take courses that would give you background info. The study of ancient history and cultures is necessary but at the high school level courses in ancient history are spotty. A counselor can help you in this area. When you get to the college level, you can specialize in the branch of archaeology that interests you with counselors and instructors that can be a great help.

Do you know what archaeology is? Archaeology is not one subject, but a combination of different fields. For starters, archaeology is a branch of anthropology. Then it is further branched off into different disciplines. For example there are archaeologists that decipher inscriptions, that are experts in pottery, that run the various tests on items such as carbon dating and those who deal strictly in ancient architecture. The list could to on forever. First you have to decide on what branch of archaeology interests you and then take courses that would give you background info. The study of ancient history and cultures is necessary but at the high school level courses in ancient history are spotty. A counselor can help you in this area. When you get to the college level, you can specialize in the branch of archaeology that interests you with counselors and instructors that can be a great help.

Do you know what archaeology is? Archaeology is not one subject, but a combination of different fields. For starters, archaeology is a branch of anthropology. Then it is further branched off into different disciplines. For example there are archaeologists that decipher inscriptions, that are experts in pottery, that run the various tests on items such as carbon dating and those who deal strictly in ancient architecture. The list could to on forever. First you have to decide on what branch of archaeology interests you and then take courses that would give you background info. The study of ancient history and cultures is necessary but at the high school level courses in ancient history are spotty. A counselor can help you in this area. When you get to the college level, you can specialize in the branch of archaeology that interests you with counselors and instructors that can be a great help.

Do you know what archaeology is? Archaeology is not one subject, but a combination of different fields. For starters, archaeology is a branch of anthropology. Then it is further branched off into different disciplines. For example there are archaeologists that decipher inscriptions, that are experts in pottery, that run the various tests on items such as carbon dating and those who deal strictly in ancient architecture. The list could to on forever. First you have to decide on what branch of archaeology interests you and then take courses that would give you background info. The study of ancient history and cultures is necessary but at the high school level courses in ancient history are spotty. A counselor can help you in this area. When you get to the college level, you can specialize in the branch of archaeology that interests you with counselors and instructors that can be a great help.

Do you know what archaeology is? Archaeology is not one subject, but a combination of different fields. For starters, archaeology is a branch of anthropology. Then it is further branched off into different disciplines. For example there are archaeologists that decipher inscriptions, that are experts in pottery, that run the various tests on items such as carbon dating and those who deal strictly in ancient architecture. The list could to on forever. First you have to decide on what branch of archaeology interests you and then take courses that would give you background info. The study of ancient history and cultures is necessary but at the high school level courses in ancient history are spotty. A counselor can help you in this area. When you get to the college level, you can specialize in the branch of archaeology that interests you with counselors and instructors that can be a great help.

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