ARABINDA ADHIKARY (INDIA,WB,MIDNAPORE).The contribution of the Greeks to the progress of the whole world and to the welfare of human civilization is undeniable. The contribution of Greek practice in all aspects of science, literature, medicine, and philosophy has enriched the whole world. Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Sophocles, Archimedes, Pythagoras, Euclid, and most of all, Hippocrates, to be remembered forever for the sake of human civilization.
Hippocrates is said to be the father of medical science. When he was born, medical science was shrouded in darkness and superstition. Apollo was the god of medicine in ancient Greece. The god Apello of Hermes was considered a symbol of medicine.
Apollo’s position could be seen in all the temples of the whole country. When a person fell ill, first of all, pujo was performed in the temple and after the pujo, various animals were sacrificed in the temple. The head office of the physician was in this temple and the priest was the chief physician.
Thus a class of priestly communities gradually gained the responsibility of society. Treatment became their main occupation. Gradually, all those doctors called themselves intellectuals and gained some knowledge of proper treatment based on experience.
In those days this medical science was called Gupta Vidya. Gupta was taught only in the lineage. Hippocrates was the son of a physician who practiced this practice in ancient Greece. Happiness was born and brought up in comfort from childhood.
From generation to generation, his education was imparted to his father by his father, but Hippocrates was an industrious and impossibly gifted student. In Greece, Athens was called the center of medicine.
Although Hippocrates is the son of a physician, what is correct in his own practical experience and judgment? Or which one is wrong ? He knew a lot but the unscientific aspects he gradually began to know.
Hippocrates’ journey as a physician began quite well but his medical method was a little different from the others. He started the treatment by accurately controlling the information on various symptoms and signs of the disease, his lifestyle, his parents’ history of the disease, his activities, the patient’s residence, his habits, etc.
Among the significant contributions of Hippocrates to the medical sciences, he became proficient in the decomposition, mutilation, remedies, etc. of various organs, and began to practice them. Increases, Another disease that came to mind then was epilepsy. In that era, Hippocrates was the first to declare epilepsy a disorder and wanted to rid society of all superstitions about it. He was once acquainted with the philosopher Plato. Plato loved Hippocrates and regarded him as the ideal teacher of medical science.
He also used a lot of judgment in the use of medicine. He did not give the same medicine for the same disease to different people and in many cases he used to give the same medicine to different people for different diseases.
The contribution of Hippocrates to modern medical science is acknowledged. Many of the contributions of this compassionate Hippocrates to the rapid development of medical science in today’s world. Where was medical science a few thousand years ago ? And where did he bring that medicine ? Hippocrates is still the standard of many physicians.
Some great physicians still observe and understand Hippocrates’ texts or oaths very well. In his speech after receiving the Nobel Prize, a physician from Europe firmly stated the real contribution of Hippocrates and called him a role model.
Modern medicine Hippocrates is a burning and shining name. We still live with his medicine in the light of human welfare and knowledge. There is modern medical science and survival. There is only one word, Hippocrates. May you also shine more firmly in the hearts of physicians and enlighten the eyes of knowledge.