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    Hippocrates (Medicine and Culture (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Jacques Jouanna, Translated by M. B. Debevoise

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    DescriptionHippocrates, considered for more than two thousand years the father of medicine, came over time to be credited with a life of mythic proportions and an enormous body of work. Hippocrates' pronouncements on health, disease, and prognosis went unchallenged in the Western world until scientific advances in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries made many of his ideas obsolete. And yet medical students in the United States and Europe still recite the Hippocratic oath upon completion of their studies. In view of Hippocrates' exceptional importance in the history of medicine, it may seem surprising that our knowledge of this fifth century b.c. Greek physician should be so incomplete. Nonetheless, Jacques Jouanna contends that a great deal can be concluded about the life and works of Hippocrates. Published to both critical and popular acclaim in France, Hippocrates reveals a man who was not only the greatest of the ancient physicians but also a philosopher of unrecognized ability and consequence who influenced both Plato and Aristotle; a historian who was the equal of Herodotus and Thucydides as a writer and superior to them in his powers of observation and analysis; and a master of tragical narrative who bears comparison with Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. Now that Hippocrates has at last emerged from the hagiographic mists of Byzantium and medieval Europe, the justice of his reputation as one of the greatest figures of antiquity can be more fully appreciated.


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    Title
    Hippocrates
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jacques Jouanna, Translated by M. B. Debevoise
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 540
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 703 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780801868184
    ISBN 10: 0801868181
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: MBX
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    DC21: 610.92
    B&T General Subject: 510
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    DC22: 610.92
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MED039000
    Thema V1.0: DNB, NHD, NHC, MBX
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    15 May 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Author Information
    Jacques Jouanna is professor of Greek literature and civilization at the Sorbonne (University of Paris-IV).
    Review quote
    Jouanna boldly cuts through controversy to present a lucid and highly readable narrative. -- E. M. Craik Social History of Medicine Jouanna's acquaintance with the text is probably unsurpassed. -- Anthony Preus Religious Studies Review The book is refreshing in that Jouanna seems to feel almost on personal terms with Hippocrates, and it is a good introduction to the subject in terms of the number of issues he addresses and the breadth of citation from the primary sources. -- Lesley Dean-Jones Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences A beautiful and rich study. Le Monde If one is searching for a beginning book on Hippocrates and Greek medicine as a whole, Jacques Jouanna's work is a splendid introduction. International Journal of the Classical Tradition 2002