Q – Hippocrates

Hippocrates circa 460 – 370BC was a Greek physician in Classical Greece. He is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine.

He is known as the ‘Father of Modern Medicine’.

 

‘Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity’

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‘Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always’

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‘Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food’

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‘Walking is man’s best medicine’

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‘Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm’

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‘A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician’

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‘There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the later ignorance’

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‘Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes a matter of opportunity’

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‘If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health’

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‘To do nothing is also a good remedy’

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‘Everything in excess is opposed to nature’

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‘It’s far more important to know what person the disease has, than what disease the person has’

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‘Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm’

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‘Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand’

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‘Life is short, the art long’

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‘A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses’

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‘Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases’

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‘Many admire, few know’

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‘Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance’

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‘He who wishes to be a surgeon should go to war’

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‘Health is the greatest of human blessings’

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‘Opposites are cures for opposites’

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‘The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different’

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‘The greatest medicine of all is teaching people how not to need it’

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