16th-century leaf with a large illustration showing Hippocrates from Ambroise Paré’s Aphorismes. Ambroise Paré.

16th-century leaf with a large illustration showing Hippocrates from Ambroise Paré’s Aphorismes

Paris: Chez G Boun, 1585. Unbound. This leaf (M.CLXXXVII-M.CLXXXVIII) measures approximately 8.25” x 12.5” and came from the 1585 printing of Les Oeuvres d’Ambroise . . . Aphorismes. The images are strong. The leaf has some minor soiling and edge-wear. Very good. Item #008797

Hippocrates of Kos was a Greek physician during the Age of Pericles is considered to be one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He is often referred to as the "Father of Medicine" in recognition of his lasting contributions to the field as the founder of the Hippocratic School of Medicine. This intellectual school revolutionized Ancient Greek medicine, establishing it as a discipline distinct from other fields with which it had traditionally been associated (theurgy and philosophy), thus establishing medicine as a profession. He is commonly portrayed as the paragon of the ancient physician and credited with coining the Hippocratic Oath, which is still relevant and in use today. He is also credited with greatly advancing the systematic study of clinical medicine, summing up the medical knowledge of previous schools, and prescribing practices for physicians through the Hippocratic Corpus and other works.

Paré, the French royal surgeon for many years, was the preeminent surgeon of his time and is considered one of the fathers of surgery and modern forensic pathology as well as a pioneer of surgical techniques, battlefield medicine, and prosthetic design. He additionally had a scholarly interest in natural history, especially reports of “miraculous” or “monstrous” creatures and malformed births.

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