9780140444513

Hippocratic Writings

by: Unknown
  • ISBN 13:

    9780140444513

  • ISBN 10:

    0140444513

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 03/06/1984
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics

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Summary

This work is a sampling of the Hippocratic Corpus, a collection of ancient Greek medical works. At the beginning, and interspersed throughout, there are discussions on the philosophy of being a physician. There is a large section about how to treat limb fractures, and the section called The Nature of Man describes the physiological theories of the time. The book ends with a discussion of embryology and a brief anatomical description of the heart.

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