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The Greatest Doctor of Ancient Times

Hippocrates and His Oath

Series: Great Minds of Ancient Science and Math

By Mary Gow

The writings attributed to Hippocrates document the beginnings of rational medicine. This biography introduces the man whose ideas set a course for medicine that still serves us today. Doctors still follow Hipprocates’ practice of detailed observations of patients. We expect our doctors to follow the Hippocratic Oath.

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Reviews

"For those libraries looking to add materials on ancient Greece that go beyond mythology, these biographies are solid choices, as they provide a good overview of the cultural and political landscape of the times, as well as pictures of their subjects."

School Library Journal, Fall 2009

". . . a very satisfying read that will leave the interested student wanting more information."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, January 2010

" Numerous cases are detailed in the text, and anecdotes about physicians tasting blood, urine, mucus, and tears to make diagnoses will make readers shudder, yet turn to the next page! The chronological timeline is an excellent reference for organizing the information provided throughout the text."

National Science Teachers Association Recommends Web site, posted January 13, 2010

". . . complete and well-researched volume . . ."

Children's Literature

"This interesting take on medicine concludes with several activities, a chronology, glossary, and notes. Photographs and historical pictures on sepia-colored pages are a good match for the subject."

Booklist, December 1, 2009

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