Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Indian physicians

  • Another look at Hippocrates

    Aroop Mangalik New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA   From my early years in medical school, I recall the reverence with which my teachers talked about Hippocrates. The great Indian physicians, Charaka and Shushruta, who worked and wrote several hundred years before Hippocrates, were mentioned only in passing. The Hippocratic Ethics, the Hippocratic Oath, and the clinical…