Hippocrates

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  • Hippocrates As The Father Of Medicine

    of medicine and physician practices. Hippocrates of Greece is considered to be the “Father of Medicine.” Hippocrates successor Galen is known as the “Prince of Physicians.” The treatments and ideas of these two people lasted for over 1000 years. It wasn’t until the 16th centuries that their ideas began to face some questions and criticism. People reacted to the criticism with outrage… after all these theories and practices had been around for so long, how could they be wrong? Like many ancient societies, medicine and religion were intertwined in ancient Greece. People thought that gods could both cause and cure illnesses. It was thought that if you said the right prayer and…

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  • Ty Bollinger's The Truth About Cancer

    Ty Bollinger begins his book The Truth about Cancer discussing Hippocrates, a physician widely recognized as the father of western medicine. Hippocrates’ medicine derived from the Pythagorean Theorem which is applied as four elements, water, earth, wind, and fire. I find it interesting that the methods and ideas that Hippocrates presented are still in use today. The most common influences seen today would be the words of diagnosis and symptoms, which have their origins in Hippocratic medicine.…

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  • Medicine And Greco-Roman Medicine

    Hippocrates also believed in holistic medicine which has helped guide modern Europe and America into natural medicines such as homeopathy, naturopathy, and chiropractics. Hippocrates also developed the patient driven method of treatment. This method requires that you first observe the patient, you then make the diagnosis, treat the patient, and lastly observe the progress of the patient. The patient driven method also states that if the first method of treatment does not work the physician must…

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  • Physician Assisted Suicide Introduction

    The father of medicine, Hippocrates, included in his initial oath that “I will give no deadly medicine to anyone if asked, nor suggest any such counsel (Greek Medicine).” Most medical schools now utilize a modernized oath that was drafted in 1948 in response to issues such as euthanasia, eugenics and the medical crimes that were committed during World War II. This revision included that physicians “will maintain the utmost respect for human life.” In 1893, a version of the Hippocratic oath was…

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  • Analysis Of The Hippocratic Oath

    The Hippocratic oath begins with outright invocation of the gods; the first line of the oath is “I swear by Apollo the healer” (Chadwick and Mann). The close relation between gods and medicine continue as the oath goes on. Following the oath was entering into a covenant with gods and deviating from it would risk divine retribution. In the oath, Hippocrates reveals that the medical practices and religion go hand in hand in the ancient Greek society. However, in modern society medical practices…

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  • Hippocrates Abnormal Behavior

    “He relied tremendously on clinical observation, and his descriptions, which were based on daily clinical records of his patients, were surprisingly thorough.” (Psychology of abnormal behavior LA 108) Hippocrates paradigm transcended the bounds of exorcism. “For the treatment of melancholia for example, he prescribed a regular and tranquil life, sobriety and abstinence from all excesses, a vegetable diet, celibacy, exercise short fatigue and bleeding if indicated.” (Psychology of abnormal…

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  • Non-Maleficence And The Ethics Of Physician Assisted Suicide

    end a person’s life just because the patient wants to give up on life. Medicine and technology has become so advanced that it is possible to keep a person living a comfortable life until the end. For example, palliative care is a way to keep the patient from suffering by providing relief from the symptoms and stress. Also, many medications have been developed that can manage the pain, but it is more expensive, so patients tend to turn to physician-assisted suicide because it is a cheaper route.…

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  • Physician Assisted Suicide Debate

    The original oath was drafted in late Fifth Century BCE. It requires new physicians to swear on many healing gods to uphold all ethical standards. However, over the last 1,000 plus years, the oath has been revised. Redrafted in 1964 the modern version states, “I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon’s knife or the chemist’s drug.” (Lasagna). Those who are pro-PAS deemed that the oath has been revised…

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  • Ancient Greco-Roman Research Paper

    Archimedes, who was Greek. Ever used the toilet? The toilet was invented by the Romans. I wonder what else we can find. For most of history people have written down information onto stone tablets. Which are heavier than your typical book nowadays. Now the Romans did not use paper like we do today, because that was a Chinese invention later in history; however, they did have a substitute, they used sliced animal skin. They called it a codex. So without the invention of bound books, we would…

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  • Life And Death In Joe Bonham's Johnny Got His Gun

    The Hippocratic Oath is one of the oldest binding documents in history. It was written by the physician Hippocrates and despite being written centuries ago, many doctors still take the oath and use it to guide them in the ethical practice of medicine. It states “First do no harm.” Throughout history, doctors has done as much as they can to treat and keep their patients as comfortable as humanly possible. But this line of reason begins to blur with the issue of physician assisted suicide. Joe…

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