- Father of Medicine, c460–c377 b.c., Greek physician.
Examples from the Web for hippocratic
The Hippocratic injunction to “first, do no harm,” should be scrupulously respected.The U.S.’s ‘Yadda, Yadda, Yadda’ Doctrine for Syria
September 15, 2013
“There is an understood first ladies' version of the Hippocratic oath,” said Troy.Michelle Obama Takes the First Ladies’ Version of the Hippocratic Oath
June 7, 2012
A frontrunner has to live by the Hippocratic Oath: first do no harm.Paul Begala: Newt Obliterates the Competition in Saturday’s Debate
December 11, 2011
What unites these arguments is a belief that foreign policy must be Hippocratic: First, do no harm.Obama's Moral Case For War
March 28, 2011
This sign is still used by physicians and is known as Hippocratic succussion.
Admirable, too, is the Hippocratic description of dislocation of the shoulder and of the jaw.
The method of the Hippocratic writers is that known to-day as the ‘inductive’.
The same passage is, however, repeated twice in the Hippocratic writings, viz.
Some of the spurious Greek works of the Hippocratic collection have also case notes.
- ?460–?377 bc, Greek physician, commonly regarded as the father of medicine
Word Origin and History for hippocratic
1610s, from Medieval Latin Hippocraticus, pertaining to Hippocrates (c.460-377 B.C.E.), the famous ancient Greek physician. Hippocratic Oath is attested from 1747; it is in the spirit of Hippocrates but was not written by him. The name is literally "one superior in horses."
- Greek physician who laid the foundations of scientific medicine by freeing medical study from the constraints of philosophical speculation and superstition. He is traditionally but inaccurately considered the author of the Hippocratic oath.
- Greek physician who is credited with establishing the foundations of scientific medicine. He and his followers worked to distinguish medicine from superstition and magic beliefs by basing their treatment of illness on close observation and rational deduction.
An ancient Greek physician (the “father of medicine”) who is credited with founding the study of medicine.