L.J. Henderson, the famed physician, chemist, biologist, sociologist, and philosopher, spent time studying Hippocrates among his many endeavors. He was quite taken with Hippocrates’ fixation on experience and common sense, and offered his own analysis of the Hippocratic Method as follows:
“The first element of that method is hard, persistent, intelligent, responsible, unremitting labor in the sick-room, not in the library; the complete adaptation of the doctor to his task, an adaptation that is far from being merely intellectual. The second element of that method is accurate observation of things and events; selection, guided by judgment born of familiarity and experience, of the salient and the recurrent phenomena, and their classification and methodological … Read the rest of this article!