BC: Notes | Positive Consequences : The positive consequences of Hippocrates's pursuit for truth are he was able to discover new things about man kinds own body. He also would help cure diseases and save countless of peoples lives, even to this day. Another positive consequence is that he was able to successfully pursue his truth, whiles sharing his important findings with the world. Negative Consequences : The negative consequences Hippocrates faced in his pursue for truth. Because he did not believe the gods could cause and cure illness, the Greek government was angry at him and sentenced him to 20 years in prison.
FC: How do we know the truth? | Sam Kennedy Period 6 | HIPPOCRATES
1: As a physician, Hippocrates of Cos was constantly looking for truth and answers to the many questions that had baffled ancient Greece for many years, and strange occurrences in peoples bodies. Because he was naturally curious, he was constantly pursuing the truth about medicine and bodies. His definition of truth, were the secrets of medicine still to be discovered. In his lifetime Hippocrates has achieved enough to be called the Father of Medicine, through his many truths shared with the world that are still used today.
3: Many ancient Greeks believed that diseases and illnesses came from the gods, and only the gods could cure them with the help of priests.The staff of Asclepius a physician god, shows the Geeks belief of gods curing illness represents In Hippocrates pursuit for truth, he believed that the work of doctors could cure these diseases, and this work could not be done by the priests. He also believed that the work doctors do should be separated than the work priests do.
5: Hippocrates tried to find the truth of the human body; how it worked and what caused illnesses and changes in the body, as shown in the picture. He used observations and research to figure out the cure for diseases, instead of asking the gods for answers. In trying to find cures for diseases, he became the first Greek to believe diseases came from natural causes instead from the gods.
6: In Hippocrates pursuit for finding the truth about illnesses and diseases, by disagreeing with the gods, it enraged many people. Although Hippocrates’s theories were correct, Greek politicians and government opposed his theories and beliefs. Because of this pursuit, it got him placed in jail for 20 years. He wrote the book “The complicated body” (shown on the right) when he stayed in prison.
8: In figuring out the truth about the causes of illness, Hippocrates thought the result of the imbalance of four humors (fluids which were naturally in proportion) (BLOOD< PHLEGM, BLACK BILE, YELLOW BILE), when the four humors are unbalanced a person would be sick. He studied these humors to find the truth of how to restore their balance, and then Hippocrates used his Hippocratic therapy to find out and restore the balance of these natural fluids.
11: By believing in the healing power of nature, Hippocrates created his Hippocratic therapy based on nature. In his doctrine, he said the body contains the power to heal itself naturally. This was against the priests and others beliefs of only the gods curing illnesses. His therapy was focused on trying to ease the natural process. Believing in the truth led him to be reluctant to administer medicine and engage in treatment that could be wrong.
13: The many diseases and illnesses that plagued ancient Greece were killing many people and many more were being affected by the day. To find out the truths to how to stop all the sickness, Hippocrates and his followers identified many new diseases and medical conditions for the first time in history. He also invented new medical terms. To this day many of his finding are still used today.
15: In his pursuit for truth, Hippocrates also wished to share his findings and teaching with others. Hippocrates was able to share his knowledge through a collection of books written by him and some of his students and followers pictured on the left. These books were known as the Hippocratic collection or corpus and allowed his knowledge and truth about diseases and the human body to be shared with many across the world.
16: Back in the days of ancient Greece, there were no chest surgeons around, until Hippocrates started studying more about the human chest and what was contained inside the human body out of curiosity, to find the truth about an illness infecting the chest. One of Hippocrates major contributions to the medical world would be his surgical treatments to the chest. He was also the first documented chest surgeon and his discoveries are still used today.
19: This is one of Hippocrates most famous work, the Hippocratic Oath. The Hippocratic Oath is an oath Hippocrates developed for physicians to follow as a rule of conduct. To this day, the oath is still taken by physicians today before they begin to start their profession. Doctors are supposed to honor the oath and follow it every day in their profession EXCERPT FROM MODERN HIPPOCRATES OATH "I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow. I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures [that] are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism. I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug."
21: Through Hippocrates's pursuit for truth he has uncovered many secrets for mankind, and has also started an oath that makes doctors pledge for the safety of others and doing whats right. Hippocrates's accomplishments make him a truly outstanding person to be remembered and his methods and theories are still used to this day
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