of or relating to the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, or his writings or teachings: The word rheumatology comes from the Greek rheuma and is mentioned in Hippocratic texts.
of or relating to the set of professional and ethical commitments traditionally made by those entering the practice of medicine, inspired by Hippocrates and his writings:In the White Coat Ceremony, students recite the Hippocratic oath and are symbolically sworn into the medical profession.
- Rarely Hip·po·crat·i·cal [hip-uh-krat-i-kuhl] /ˌhɪp əˈkræt ɪ kəl/ .
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How to use Hippocratic in a sentence
“While I certainly believe in the medical profession, what I’ve seen here is that the bottom line is what’s trumping what I used to believe was the Hippocratic oath,” Lorigo told The Daily Beast.Lawyer Forces Ivermectin on Hospitals—and Drives Docs Crazy | Andrew Boryga | September 22, 2021 | The Daily Beast
Writing about medical science, such as it was 2,400 years ago, Hippocrates identified “knowledge” as belonging to those truly in the know and “opinion” as the province of the ignorant.
The Hippocratic injunction to “first, do no harm,” should be scrupulously respected.The U.S.’s ‘Yadda, Yadda, Yadda’ Doctrine for Syria | Jeremy Shapiro | September 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
“There is an understood first ladies' version of the Hippocratic oath,” said Troy.Michelle Obama Takes the First Ladies’ Version of the Hippocratic Oath | Allison Yarrow | June 7, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
A frontrunner has to live by the Hippocratic Oath: first do no harm.Paul Begala: Newt Obliterates the Competition in Saturday’s Debate | Paul Begala | December 11, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
What unites these arguments is a belief that foreign policy must be Hippocratic: First, do no harm.
Indeed, the writings on this subject constitute more than one-eighth part of the entire Hippocratic collection.
One of these which prevailed throughout the Hippocratic works is that of Coction and Crisis.
Although he never dissected human bodies, he nevertheless corrected errors in anatomy held to by the Hippocratic school.
From all this it will be seen that Galen must be regarded as one of the earliest of Hippocratic dogmatists.
Throughout his metaphysical speculations Galen reproduces and amplifies the Hippocratic dogmatism.