The Corpus: The Hippocratic Writings

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Kaplan Publishing, Aug 5, 2008 - Medical - 197 pages
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The Corpus of Hippocrates is a collection of early medical works written and inspired by the ancient Greek physician and his students. Containing lectures, research, and philosophical essays on medicine, the Corpus is one of the earliest medical texts in human history. With actual case studies from the ancient world , it's a fascinating peek into the history of medicine that aspiring doctors read to this day. Most prominent among its seventy essays is The Hippocratic Oath, a manifesto of medical ethics. Its preamble is still traditionally sworn by physicians before entering practice. It begins: ""I swear by Apollo Physician ... and all the gods and goddesses, making them my witnesses, that I will fulfill according to my ability and judgment this oath and this covenant.""

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Hippocrates was a Greek physician and philosopher of the fifth and fourth century BC. Considered to be the father of ancient medicine and the philosophy of healing, Hippocrates gives his name to the Hippocratic Oath that physicians must swear upon before practicing medicine.

Conrad Fischer, MD, is Director of Educational Development for the Department of Medicine at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in New York City. Jamaica Hospital is a robust window on the world of medicine. Dr. Fischer is also Chairman of Medicine for Kaplan Medical, teaching USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3, Internal Medicine Board Review and Attending Recertification, and USMLE Step 1 Physiology. Dr. Fischer is Associate Professor of Physiology, Pharmacology, and Medicine at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City.

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