Philosophy and Hippocratic Ethic in Ancient Greek Society: Evolution of Hospital - Sanctuaries

Authors

  • Lucrezia Bottalico Polypheno srl - Academic Spin Off, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
  • Ioannis Alexandros Charitos University Hospital of Foggia, Foggia, Italy
  • Nikolaos Kolveris Department of Philology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
  • Donato D'Agostino Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
  • Skender Topi School of Technical Medical Sciences, University of Elbasan, Elbasan, Albania; Ionian Department, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
  • Andrea Ballini Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Neurosciences and Sense Organs, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
  • Luigi Santacroce Polypheno srl - Academic Spin Off, University of Bari, Bari, Italy; School of Technical Medical Sciences, University of Elbasan, Elbasan, Albania; Ionian Department, University of Bari, Bari, Italy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2019.474

Keywords:

Hippocrates, ethics, medical art, hospital-sanctuaries, Asklepieions

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to offer a new perspective of the Hippocratic thought and how it influenced the evolution of the medical art till now, highlighting the ethical aspects and hospital born from ancient temples and sanctuary. Ethics is defined as a set of values, principles, and rules that regulate human behavior and relate to how human actions can significantly affect not only their own lives but also the lives of others. The essence of a culture can be perceived by the philosophy and the means by which is placed against the illness and its treatment. In this sense, the medical anthropology of every age is an indicator of its culture and help us understand its basic dimensions such as life and death.

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Published

2019-10-13

How to Cite

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Bottalico L, Charitos IA, Kolveris N, D’Agostino D, Topi S, Ballini A, Santacroce L. Philosophy and Hippocratic Ethic in Ancient Greek Society: Evolution of Hospital - Sanctuaries. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2019 Oct. 13 [cited 2024 Jun. 15];7(19):3353-7. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2019.474

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Medical History

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