Hippocrates Now

The 'Father of Medicine' in the Internet Age

by Helen King

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Book Description

This book will challenge widespread assumptions about Hippocrates (and, in the process, about the history of medicine in ancient Greece and beyond) and will also explore the creation of modern myths about the ancient world. Why do we continue to use Hippocrates, and how are new myths constructed around his name? How do news stories and the internet contribute to our picture of him? And what can this tell us about wider popular engagements with the classical world today, in memes, 'quotes' and online?

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-ND). You can download Hippocrates Now ebook for free in PDF format (7.0 MB).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
What we know about Hippocrates
 
Chapter 2
What we thought we knew
 
Chapter 3
Sabotaging the story: what Hippocrates didn't write
 
Chapter 4
Needing a bit of information: Hippocrates in the news
 
Chapter 5
Hippocrates in quotes
 
Chapter 6
Let food be thy medicine
 
Chapter 7
The holistic Hippocrates: 'Treating the patient, not just the disease'
 

Book Details

Publisher
Bloomsbury Academic
Published
2019
Pages
273
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9781350005891
ISBN10
1350005894
ISBN13 Digital
9781350005914
ISBN10 Digital
1350005916
PDF Size
7.0 MB
License
CC BY-NC-ND

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