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Hippocrates


Hippocrates is thought to be the first physician to reject supernatural causes in medicine.
  medical practitioner who is regarded as the father of medicine; author of the Hippocratic oath (circa 460-377 BC)
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  • Hippocrates is thought to be the first physician to reject supernatural causes in medicine.
  • 2 (May 1977); C. Holden, "Health Records and Privacy: What Would Hippocrates Say?"
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • You produce on me no effect with your gesture of Hippocrates refusing Artaxerxes’ bric-a-brac.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Underneath this was a card in a brass holder on which had been handwritten: Healer-in-Charge: Hippocrates Smethwyck.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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  • Hippocrates is a dream; Urania is a dream; Hermes, a thought.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Hippocrates has even left directions how we should cut our nails; that is, even with the ends of the fingers, neither shorter nor longer.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • At last Doctor Pedro Recio Agilers of Tirteafuera promised to let him have supper that night though it might be in contravention of all the aphorisms of Hippocrates.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Over the central bookcase was a bronze bust of Hippocrates, with which, according to some authorities, Dr. Heidegger was accustomed to hold consultations in all difficult cases of his practice.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment
  • It was a result which paralleled the oft-quoted observation of Hippocrates concerning physical pains.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • These ideas goback to Hippocrates.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World

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  • Here I saw both Socrates and Plato, who before the others stand nearest to him; Democritus, who ascribes the world to chance; Diogenes, Anaxagoras, and Thales, Empedocles, Heraclitus, and Zeno; and I saw the good collector of the qualities, Dioscorides, I mean; and I saw Orpheus, Tully, and Linus, and moral Seneca, Euclid the geometer, and Ptolemy, Hippocrates, Avicenna, Galen, and Averrhoes, who made the great comment.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • A canary yellow paper, relieved at the top by a garland of pale flowers, was puckered everywhere over the badly stretched canvas; white calico curtains with a red border hung crossways at the length of the window; and on the narrow mantelpiece a clock with a head of Hippocrates shone resplendent between two plate candlesticks under oval shades.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • One of my companions, Thricius Apinatus, happened to carry with him some of Hippocrates’s works and Galen’s Microtechne, which they hold in great estimation; for though there is no nation in the world that needs physic so little as they do, yet there is not any that honours it so much; they reckon the knowledge of it one of the pleasantest and most profitable parts of philosophy, by which, as they search into the secrets of nature, so they not only find this study highly agreeable, but…
    Thomas More  --  Utopia
  • Thomas, have you given any thought to the Hippocrates Society?
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Hippocrates had his limits.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Even though the Greek physicians Hippocrates and Galen are said to have agreed that this operation would enhance the ability to use weapons, it is doubtful whether such operations were actually performed.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • For a moment I saw the world through his eyes, his intellect, his sweeping vision that took in Hippocrates, Pavlov, Freud, and Marie Curie, the discovery of streptomycin and penicillin, Landsteiner’s blood groups; a vision that recalled the septic ward where he wooed Hema, and Theater 3 where he was the reluctant surgeon; a vision that recapitulated our birth and looked to the future, looked past his life to the end of mine and beyond.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • …a reference library on both sides of the door to the adjacent office; on the right at the rear, near the desk and chairs, but separated from them by a folding screen, a chaise longue set at an angle and covered in oilcloth; in the same corner, a glass cupboard filled with instruments, facing a bust of Hippocrates in the near corner; on the right wall, just above the gas fireplace, an engraving of Rembrandt’s Anatomy Lesson; and a red carpet that covered almost the entire floor.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • ]: Had old Hippocrates, or Galen, That to their books put med’cines all in, But known this secret, they had never (Of which they will be guilty ever) Been murderers of so much paper, Or wasted many a hurtless taper; No Indian drug had e’er been famed, Tabacco, sassafras not named; Ne yet, of guacum one small stick, sir, Nor Raymund Lully’s great elixir.
    Ben Jonson  --  Volpone
  • What is the Hippocrates Society?
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Medicine and science are his twin passions, so I cannot understand his sneer at the Hippocrates Society.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • "At least the members of the Hippocrates Society are men of science and medicine," I say, ignoring his slight.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • And I hear the men of Hippocrates may vote to allow women to join them in a lesser capacity.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • "We’ve been issued an invitation to dine at the Hippocrates Society in Chelsea this week, and Thomas has accepted."
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • —— THE HIPPOCRATES SOCIETY IS HOUSED IN A CHARMING IF slightly worn building in Chelsea.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • The founder of Greek medicine is said to have been Hippocrates, who was born on the island of Cos around 460 B.C. The most essential safeguards against sickness, according to the Hippocratic medical tradition, were moderation and a healthy lifestyle.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • We’d been invited to dinner at the Hippocrates Society.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • "Perhaps you should go to the Hippocrates tonight," I suggest.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • But it was well known to be a book of magic; and once, when a chambermaid had lifted it, merely to brush away the dust, the skeleton had rattled in its closet, the picture of the young lady had stepped one foot upon the floor, and several ghastly faces had peeped forth from the mirror; while the brazen head of Hippocrates frowned, and said,—"Forbear!"
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment
  • You know, master, that the secret of keeping well, according to Hippocrates; ~id est: cibi, potus, somni, venus, omnia moderata sint~.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Mr. Fowlson, take us to the Hippocrates Society, if you please.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Mr. Fowlson, take us to the Hippocrates Society, if you please.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Mr. Fowlson, take us to the Hippocrates Society, if you please.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Mr. Fowlson, take us to the Hippocrates Society, if you please.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Mr. Fowlson, take us to the Hippocrates Society, if you please.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • "Because," replied the doctor, "our master Hippocrates, the polestar and beacon of medicine, says in one of his aphorisms omnis saturatio mala, perdicis autem pessima, which means ’all repletion is bad, but that of partridge is the worst of all."
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Then, addressing the archdeacon: "You are clever at your trade, Dom Claude, and you are no more at a loss over Hippocrates than a monkey is over a nut.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
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