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The Invention Of Medicine

Author: Robin Lane Fox.

The Invention Of Medicine

Author: Robin Lane Fox.

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Item #: D21081
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Publication Date: 2020
Publisher: Basic
ISBN: 9780465093441
Much as we respect the ancient Greeks for their contributions to philosophy, politics, and art, their medical practices were no less revolutionary. In the 5th century BC, a Greek doctor put forward his clinical observations in a collection of case histories known as the Epidemics, and among his working principles was the famous maxim, "Do no harm." Upending our understanding ... More
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Much as we respect the ancient Greeks for their contributions to philosophy, politics, and art, their medical practices were no less revolutionary. In the 5th century BC, a Greek doctor put forward his clinical observations in a collection of case histories known as the Epidemics, and among his working principles was the famous maxim, "Do no harm." Upending our understanding of medical history, Robin Lane Fox suggests that the author in question was the father of medicine, Hippocrates himself. Reflecting on the development of scientific and rational thinking in Western culture, Lane Fox explores the consequences for Greek artists, dramatists, and historians.


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