BC: Truth Summary | The truth of Hippocrates was to aid others using the studies of medicine and he ushered Greece into a new era with new medicine methods along with fields. Truth in my eyes is an easily manipulated thought that can be unique to every human. Anyone can have their own truth. To me, there is no specific truth. Only yourself as an individual can discover what truth means in your own words and how it can impact your if not everyones life. In this case, Hippocrates spent his whole life helping people. He turned his personal truth into something that can be shared with everybody.
1: Hippocrates was estimated to be born around 469 B.C. on the island of Cos and was a Greek physician during the Age of Pericles. His journey to find his truth was ignited when he spent twenty to twenty-one years in prison because Hippocrates opposed the infrastructure of Greece. It was during these years where he began writing about medicine. Hippocrates supposedly studied medicine under his father and grandfather while also attending the Asklepieion in Cos.
2: Hippocrates learned medicine from his father and grandfather. He studied other subjects with Democrutus and Gorgias. Also, he trained at the Asklepieion of Cos and met with a Thracian physician Herodicus of Selymbria. Most information about Hippocrates was found in his first biography named Soranus of Ephesus and it was written in prison.
3: Hippocrates was considered the father of medicine and his disciples were Thessalus, Draco, and, Polybus. Polybus, the son-in-law of Hippocrates, was his true successor while the two children of Hippocrates, Thessalus and Draco both had sons named after their father. Hippocrates’ journey on order to find truth was passed on through Polybus.
4: The Hippocratic theory was discovered be Hippocrates himself and he was credited with the help of the disciples of Pythagoras. He was also the first person to inquire that diseases were caused by natural means not by supernatural motives. Hippocrates found the difference between the studies of medicine from religion which further supported his other discoveries. This also related to his journey to find truth because this was his first step in medicine.
5: In addition to the Hippocratic Theory, Hippocrates established various schools that taught medicine and studied diseases. He also established the Hippocratic treatment and Hippocratic medicine. Schools in Ancient Greece taught his methods of medicine but today's physicians use different methods aside from the various methods of Hippocrates. These methods from Hippocrates were also criticized by many physicians to this date.
6: Hippocratic medicine was unique in the sense that it was very gentle towards the patient and it focused on a simple way to treat the patient. One of Hippocrates’ treatments was the creation of the Hippocratic bench which was used to straighten a patient's broken or injured spine. Although this invention was later converted into a device for torture, Hippocrates’ methods are still used by doctors all around to help cure injured spines.
7: Hippocrates understood fractures and utilized the principles of traction and counter-traction in order to create splits as a treatment for fractures. This impacted his journey for the search of his truth because Hippocrates contributed to the study of medicine with another invention that soon sparked the study of a whole new topic.
8: Among his many developments, he developed the Hippocratic Oath. This defined his motive for the truth because he wanted to treat patients as kindly as he could while he proceeded to treat them using his knowledge about the human body and diseases. The Hippocratic Oath is taken by all doctors in all fields and it encourages doctors to work to the best of their ability and to never mistreat a patient.
9: Hippocrates also categorized illnesses while he discovered new ones such as lung cancer and heart disease. His research was available in the Hippocratic School of medicine along with many of the other Ancient Greek schools that specialized in medicine. In addition, another one of his discoveries was the encounter with Hippocratic fingers or Eisenmenger’s Syndrome.
10: Hippocrates taught and practiced medicine his whole life. He had many achievements and they all compiled together to complete his journey to find truth. Hippocrates’ truth was to find cures to diseases and help with human injuries. His whole life was dedicated to not only discovering medicine but, to help those around him and aid in attending those who are injured or hurt. This helped the society around him because he passed his knowledge on in order to help those ahead of his time and likewise, doctors today use his knowledge each day in order to aid others. Hippocrates died in 370 B.C. near Cos and he lived a life full of kindness and truth.
11: This project was successful and I had a great experience. Mixbook's interface was new and it was hard to cope with in the beginning but, as I progressed farther into the project, I learned more on how to use Mixbook. What made this project so successful was the strong enthusiasm I had in order to proceed to look for more information on Hippocrates. The main problem in this project was the lack of pictures. I could not find pictures that would go with the layout of Mixbook. As a result, they came out small. Overall, I learned that truth is what you seek in the world and it is defined only by you. Truth is unique because everyone has a different interpretation of it. | Reflection
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16: Positive Consequences | - Hippocrates' truth was to help those in dire need of medical treatment and those all around that get injured or attract a disease - This helps people all around because it sparks the study of medicine - People can get treated for fractures, diseases and other injuries because more and more people are specializing in it due to Hippocrates
17: Negative Consequences | - Most of Hippocrates' discoveries were declared wrong due to many physicians criticizing them - Hippocrates grows infamous while other doctors grew smaller and unnoticed. - Hippocrates' created new fields of medicine and this put other doctors far behind in studies.