Kos, the Greek island of Hippocrates, the "Father of Medicine"

Dr Helen Wai-Ngan Schreiber
  • 紙書
出版社 Strategic Creative Consulting
語言 英文
出版日期 2023-11-01
頁數 128
國際書號 9789811885020
內文色彩 彩色
尺寸 21cm x 21cm
訂裝 平裝/膠裝
紙書售價 HK$188.00

A book for the medical and paramedical professions, patients and those interested in travelling and understanding more of western culture.

Hippocrates, the “Father of Medicine”, lived in the same period (5. century BC) as Bian Que, the “Founder of Chinese Medicine”. There are similarities between the clinical practice of the two great ancient masters. With his detailed recordings of astute clinical observations and introducing the concept of “prognosis”, Hippocrates laid the rational basis for Western medicine. The Hippocratic Oath is a code of medical ethics and symbol of an ideal associated with his name.

The beautiful Greek island of Kos, where he was born and worked, is an attractive destination for present-day travellers. This book is more than just a travel guide. The introduction to Hippocrates, the Greek philosophers and the fascinating world of classical mythology adds to the understanding of the cultural background.



Dr Helen Wai-Ngan Schreiber

Dr Helen Wai-Ngan Schreiber has been practising as a paediatrician for over 30 years in Germany, integrating Chinese and Western holistic natural medicine. Born in Hong Kong, she was a graduate of Wellesley College and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA, and the Hong Kong University Faculty of Medicine in 1978. She specialised in paediatrics in Britain and Germany, M.D. at the University of Saarland 1987. The joint “Practice of Holistic Family Medicine” together with her husband was founded in 1992. Her interests also include health issues of women and bio-identical hormones. Music, photography and writing are among her hobbies. “Path with a Heart” was a collection of essays in Chinese, English and German published in 2001.

  • 目錄
    • Foreword
    • Preface
    • Greece revisited
    • 1) Blue and white, the colours of Greece
    • 2) Eastern Orthodox Christianity
    • 3) The Greek islands: Jewels in the sea
    • 4) Kos, the island of Hippocrates
    • 5) “the Father of Medicine”
    • 6) The Hippocratic Oath
    • 7) Asclepius and the ancient treatment temples
    • 8) Kos town on eastern coast
    • 9) Northern coast and luxury resort
    • 10) Kefalos Peninsula in the southwest
    • 11)The volcanic island Nisyros
    • 12) Central area with Mt. Dikaios
    • 13) The Greek philosophers
    • 14) Greek mythology and classical literature
    • Postscript