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- proper n. The medical philosophy or system of Hippocrates.
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Being an iatrophysicist, he regards Hippocratism as able to live only if the results of investigation in anatomy, physiology, physics, and chemistry are properly used.
But, while these physicians adhered to Hippocratism in practice and (e.g. Reil) were eminently active in developing anatomy and phlysiology, the same may not be said of the three Germans, Mesmer, Hahnemann, and Rademacher, who were the last followers of Paracelsus.