Tag Archives: Ancient Greek medicine

Is there a united Hippocratic school?

 Adil Menon Chicago, Illinois, USA Jean-Baptiste-Raphael-Urbain Massard – Hippocrates refusing the gifts of Artaxerxes Public domain courtesy of/via Wikimedia Commons Hippocrates once asserted that while “many admire, few know,” a truth that would come to cast a long shadow over his own legacy. Eager to connect themselves to a famous name, if not to the practices […]

Comparison of ancient Mesopotamian and Hippocratic medicine

Burton R. Andersen Chicago, Illinois, United States   The accomplishments of the ancient Greeks in literature, science, and government have been widely recognized and admired. Ancient Greek medicine has also been held in high esteem; however, their practice of medicine merits careful examination and comparison with other ancient medical cultures. Different cultures have employed in […]