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These texts will be available in their entirety in the future. For the moment, please enjoy these samples from our collection.


Hippocrates of Kos (460 - between 375 and 351 BC) has been credited with the writing of sixty-two treatises on different medical topics, from diet and gynecology to medical ethics, which form what is now called the Corpus Hippocraticum (Hippocratic Collection). Modern textual and historical analysis has showed that these many works date to a period from the 5th century BC to the 2nd century AD *.

Scholars in the Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions digitize the full text of these works in the original Greek language and create a unique digital collection documenting ancient medicine: the Art of Healing Collection.

Digital Hippocrates is an online repository of vital medical information. It contains the full version of the treatises ascribed to Hippocrates in the form of machine-readable and searchable files, which can be accessed worldwide in open access. For the moment, Digital Hippocrates offers samples of the texts as PDF downloadable documents.

* For a synthesis of modern research on the Corpus Hippocraticum, see Jacques Jouanna, Hippocrates. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999 (original French edition: Hippocrate. Paris: Fayard, 1992).

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