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Hippocrates

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Definition medical practitioner who is regarded as the father of medicine; author of the Hippocratic oath (circa 460-377 BC)
  • Hippocrates is thought to be the first physician to reject supernatural causes in medicine.
  • 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
  • Hippocrates had his limits.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • It was a result which paralleled the oft-quoted observation of Hippocrates concerning physical pains.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • You produce on me no effect with your gesture of Hippocrates refusing Artaxerxes' bric-a-brac.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Hippocrates is a dream; Urania is a dream; Hermes, a thought.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • These ideas goback to Hippocrates.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • Thomas, have you given any thought to the Hippocrates Society?
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • ]: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • ...of Health Records by Herman Schuchman, Leila Foster, Sandra Nye, et al.; M. Siegler, "Confidentiality in Medicine: A Decrepit Concept," New England Journal of Medicine 307, no. 24 (December 9, 1982): 1518–1521; R. M. Gellman, "Prescribing Privacy," North Carolina Law Review 62, no. 255 (January 1984); "Report of Ad Hoc Committee on Privacy and Confidentiality," American Statistician 31, no. 2 (May 1977); C. Holden, "Health Records and Privacy: What Would Hippocrates Say?"
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • ...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
  • 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
  • Mr. Fowlson, take us to the Hippocrates Society, if you please.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing

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