Presocratic Philosophy and Hippocratic Medicine

  title={Presocratic Philosophy and Hippocratic Medicine},
  author={James Longrigg},
  journal={History of Science},
  pages={1 - 39}
  • J. Longrigg
  • Published 1989
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • History of Science
Since in Ancient Greece of the sixth and fifth centuries B.C. philosophers and medical men alike shared a common intellectual background, subscribed largely to the same general assumptions and, to a considerable extent, adopted the same concepts, categories and modes of reasoning, the greatest difficulty which faces the student seeking to write on the influence of philosophy upon medicine at this time is that of putting form upon matter; of determining what can properly be defined as… Expand
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