How did Hippocrates formulate new ideas on medicine and why did they differ so much from the traditional ideas?
His brain developed quicker than others
He travelled outside of Greece, gathering new ideas from each place and creating his own theories
His father and grandfather were both physicians and experienced things that very few from his time experienced, and they passed down their knowledge to him
He conducted studies of various medical questions and formulated solid conclusions based on them
What did Hippocrates, concerning the patient, emphasize the importance of?
The study of the Hippocratic Oath would guide one to healthiness
Diet and Exercise were key factors for maintaining good health
Praying and worshiping God were necessities to prevent illnesses
Care and observation were crucial when tending to a patient
Why was the Hippocratic Oath Significant?
It was the first written text that outlined diseases and what each one was
It was the first written text that outlined the factors done to prevent certain illnesses and to lead to healthiness
It was the first written text that outlined the morals of the doctor-to-patient relationship
It was the first written text that outlined the procedures doctors should have while treating patients
Why was the time period Hippocrates studied in (460-370 BC) significant in the reason why his work was so special?
It was before anyone had ever practiced medicine, making him the first practicing physician in the world
His ideas were new to Greece, so he was praised and viewed as the “God of Medicine”
His ideas conflicted with those of the Roman Catholic Church, which was a powerful force in Greek politics
Hippocrates dedicated his whole life to medicine, advancing medical technology to make procedures more efficient
Which of the following were major obstacles for the advancement of Hippocrates’ studies? Mark all that apply.
He was constantly travelling and looking for new ideas around the world, so he was looked down upon by the Greek Clergy
His resources were limited due to the Greek laws of dissection and certain medical practices
His resources were limited due to the limited technology of his time
Did Hippocrates revolutionize doctor-to-patient relationships?
Yes, because he emphasized caring for patients and conducting thorough diagnostics before prescribing or proceeding with anything.
Yes, because he encouraged physicians to extend their time with the patient to gain a higher degree of credibility and income.
No, because he mainly focused on procedures and did little to examine other aspects of the patient
No, because he rarely had time to see patients, due to his commitment of travelling and learning more about the practice of medicine.
Describe Hippocrates’ legacy in modern medicine.
Hippocrates took in a lot of data and travelled around the world to not only collect new ideas, but also to share them
Hippocrates continued his father’s legacy of introducing new methods of medicine, but never really took the time to actually practice them
Hippocrates emphasized an amicable doctor-to-patient relationship and taking time to really observe the patient, but didn’t introduce new ideas to the world of medicine
Hippocrates revolutionized the practice, methods, and procedures of medicine, but never really shared his ideas with the world during his time.