Hippocrates Advancements In Medicine

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Since the beginning of time people have suffered from illnesses and diseases. How they were treated depended on the resources and time period the individual became ill in. Overtime, people have been able to learn from these illnesses and make many medical advancements. These advancements helped to diagnose and treat the patients they had effectively. One of the main people who made a big effect on medicine, along with creating the theories and practices that are still used today, is Hippocrates. This essay will prove that Hippocrates made many critical advancements in medicine with the method he used to treat his patients, how he viewed the human body, and the development of the hippocratic oath.
Prior to Hippocrates’ advancements in the medical
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This led him to create the Hippocrates Oath, which was a way to protect the patients, the doctors, and consisted of the general rules for a medical professional to follow. The main part in the Hippocratic Oath is, “What I may see or hear in the course of the treatment or even outside of the treatment in regard to the life of men, which on no account one must spread abroad, I will keep to myself, holding such things shameful to be spoken about.” This is important because keeping a patient's information is important so they feel safe when they go to the doctor. Just as if an individual has to go to confession in a holy church they would want to know their secrets and sins were safe with the priest that were listening. It also allows that individual to feel safe, and create a bound with the patient they are treating. This is carried into what is now known as HIPPA or Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Although not all of the Hippocratic oath remains the same due to different “scientific, economic, political, and social changes, a world of legalized abortion, physician-assisted suicide, and pestilences unheard of in Hippocrates' time,” it is still widely used today. Changing the oath to fit the needs of those that are found ill today is important, although some physicians say it should be left completely and…show more content…
Due to this Hippocrates was able to pave a path to the the medicine we still use today, in modern day America. From the time a patient walks in the room, to the diagnose they recieve, and their confidentiality is all due to Hippocrates.. Becoming sick should not be anything to worry about any longer, but something that is just a small burden for a short period of time. So that when the world makes medical advancements, we can treat and diagnose the patient quick, fast, and

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