Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

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  • The death of Socrates and common hemlock

    Umut Akova Ankara, Turkey   Figure 1. Death of Socrates. Jacques-Louis David, oil on canvas, 1787. Metropolitan Museum of Art. Via Wikimedia. Public domain  Socrates (469–399 BC) was the ancient Greek philosopher most often credited with pioneering Western philosophy and with founding the Socratic method, a dialectical approach to questioning and critical thinking. Known for his…