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Author Jouanna, Jacques.

Title Hippocrates / Jacques Jouanna ; translated by M.B. DeBevoise.

Published Baltimore, Md. : John Hopkins University Press, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  610.92 HIPP/JOUA    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Hippocrate. English.
Physical description xii, 520 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Medicine and culture.
Medicine & culture.
Notes Includes selections from Hippocrates' works.
Bibliography "Bibliography": pages [481]-493.
Includes bibliographical references (pages [417]-479) and indexes.
Summary In view of Hippocrates' exceptional importance in the history of medicine, it may seem surprising that our knowledge of the life and career of this fifth century B.C. Greek physician should be so incomplete. Indeed, the standard modern view has been that too little is known about Hippocrates to support more than the most tentative conjecture and speculation; so little, in fact, that there is no justification in trying to go beyond the vague and poorly documented historical record that has come down to us -- that he was born on Cos, practiced medicine both there and in Thessaly, lived to a great age, and at his death left behind a school that enjoyed a considerable reputation in antiquity. Beyond this, it has long been held that nothing can be asserted with confidence.
Jacques Jouanna contends that a great deal can be concluded about the life and works of Hippocrates. Published to both critical and popular acclaim in France in 1992, Hippocrates reveals a man who was not only the greatest of the ancient physicians but also a philosopher of unrecognized ability and consequence who influenced both Plato and Aristotle; a historian who was the equal of Herodotus and Thucydides as a writer and superior to them in his powers of observation and analysis; and a master of tragical narrative who bears comparison with Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the great playwrights of the classical period.
As Hippocrates at last emerges from the hagiographic mists of Byzantium and medieval Europe, the justice of his reputation as one of the greatest figures of antiquity can be more fully appreciated.
Other author Hippocrates. Works. Selections. English & Greek. 1998.
Subject Hippocrates.
Medicine, Ancient.
Physicians -- Biography.
ISBN 0801859077 (alkaline paper)