Talk:Aphorisms

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What the heck is this and who the heck wrote it? I wanted to add a link to the author, but Lord knows who he is. [[PaulinSaudi 12:37, 22 May 2004 (UTC)]]

Evidently, it's w:Hippocrates, based on an external link I'm seeing there; I'll add a link if I can confirm this. 128.125.112.3 21:53, 22 Sep 2004 (UTC)
I'm satisfied that it's him. Linking appropriately. 128.125.112.3 21:55, 22 Sep 2004 (UTC)
I tried to wikify the numbering, but it couldn't be done! Everything just showed as "1.", "1.", "1.", "1." What happened? 128.125.112.3 22:12, 22 Sep 2004 (UTC)


In section 4, number 26 states, "If in a person ill of dysentery, substances resembling flesh be discharged from the bowels, it is a moral symptom." should "moral" actually be "mortal" rather? I hesitate to change it not having seen the translation by Adams yet. I did find Aphorisms if Hippocrates" by Elias Marks, M.D. which contains a note inside that states, "Submitted to the Physico- Medical Society of New York, And published at the request of that Association, pursuant to their Resolution, dated December, 1817." In section 4, number 26 the Latin quote states, " Si à dysenterià detento, velut carunculæ cecesserint, lethale est." The translation of that is, "If, during dysentery, there comes away by evacuation, substances resembling small pieces of flesh, the disease will prove fatal." So I will change it in the quote from moral to mortal. I found this book on Open Library

WayneyP (talk) 02:41, 22 October 2014 (UTC)