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CLAS 3239 | Ancient Medicine: The Classical Roots of the Medical Humanities: Unit 1: Hippocratic Medicine

Welcome to Ancient Medicine: The Classical Roots of the Medical Humanities, a course designed to introduce you to the main themes and ideas in the medical literature produced by the ancient Greeks and Romans.

About Hippocratic Medicine

This section primarily features treatises and other writings on medicine from The Hippocratic Corpus, a collection of over sixty texts written by various authors from various time periods in Greco-Roman antiquity that came to be attributed to the legendary ancient Greek physician Hippocrates. Here one can also find texts attributed to other authors, such as pseudo-Aristotle, whose writings were influenced by Hippocratic thought. The Hippocratic tradition would continue to have a dominant influence in Western medicine until well into the nineteenth century CE.

Hippocratic Works

Hippocratic Traditions in Tragedy

Medical Oaths