This work is a sampling of the Hippocratic Corpus, a collection of ancient Greek medical works. At the beginning, and interspersed throughout, there are discussions on the philosophy of being a physician. There is a large section about how to treat limb fractures, and the section called The Nature of Man describes the physiological theories of the time. The book ends with a discussion of embryology and a brief anatomical description of the heart.
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Review: Hippocratic WritingsUser Review - Zach Augustine - Goodreads
The Hippocratics, famous for their Oath, were actually a very diverse and widespread group of traveling doctors that shared few common opinions. The unusually conservative Oath, in which doctors ... Read full review
Review: Hippocratic WritingsUser Review - Brittany - Goodreads
I find it fascinating to think about how the Greeks looked at disease and the course modern medicine has followed. Read full review