The Hippocratic Oath

Extract “I swear by Apollo the healer, by Aesculapius, by Health and all the powers of healing, and call to witness all the gods and goddesses that I may keep this Oath and Promise to the best of my ability and judgement.            I will pay the same respect to my master in the Science asContinue reading “The Hippocratic Oath”

Assess the importance of Galen in the history of medicine.

Introduction “With the exception of Aristotle, and the possible exception of Plato, there can be no more historically influential ancient author [than Galen] in matters scientific,” according to P.N Singer.[1] Over the course of his life, he wrote on medicine, logic, philosophy, philology and criticised existing literature.[2] Initially, Galen had been groomed for a philosophicalContinue reading “Assess the importance of Galen in the history of medicine.”