Throwback Thursday: Dickinson Richards and Hippocrates (1969)

Nov 07, 2019

Dickinson W. Richards received the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine with André F. Cournand and Werner Forssmann for their discoveries concerning heart catheterization and pathological changes in the circulatory system. Prof. Richardson used his only lecture in Lindau at the 19th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting to comment on Hippocrates and his view of man and nature -  and talked about the need for a new consideration of the hippocratic doctrine: "Since man and nature are one, we must seek this knowledge through the study of man and man in nature. This is medicine in its broadest sense, it is in fact humanism, also, in the broadest sense.“ In his talk it becomes apparent that good medical practice is as close to the humanities as to science. Find the full lecture in our mediatheque: 


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